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Mellifont Abbey

Tullyallen | 10km north-west of Drogheda off the R168 (Drogheda-Collon Road), Drogheda, Ireland
353 41 982 6459
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Drogheda
Type: Religious Sites
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Indeed there are so many abbeys in Ireland and the majority, at least, what I saw, there are only ruins. Looking around the suburb of Dublin, decided to visit it on the way from Trim to Drogheda according a guidebook recommendation. There are a lot of signs so you can easily find it . This is the first Cistercian abbey... More

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Dundalk, Ireland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My kids (7,5,3,1) love Mellifont as it is a great place to 'explore'. We visit at least once a year. Entrance fees are low & staff are friendly. There are regular 'family days' with treasure hunts, tile painting, beer brewing .... and that kind of thing. Toilets are clean & well-maintained - but a bit dated. There are picnic tables... More

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Unfortunately on my trip home to Ireland from Australia in November 2013 the site was undergoing some works so I couldn't fully walk around the ruins. However, having grown up nearby, I've visited on many other occasions and have always found Mellifont Abbey a wonderful and interesting place to pass an hour or two. The ruins are in a beautiful,... More

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

just so peaceful and so much history well worth the short drive to witness over a 1000 years worth of history and the view of the river

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Ballymena, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

If your visiting here try and be sure to visit the other places connected, knowth for example. Steeped in history and on a clear sunny day, a beautiful place to be!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

It was a great abbey, we were able to walk around and take photos as we wanted....we had the whole place to ourselves. As we were leaving a tour us pulled up. Everything was well maintained, with a large parking lot. We were able to get some great photos!

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Drogheda, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great family attraction. Bad point. Don't leave valuables in your car. A hot spot for thieves. But don't let that put you off. Visit

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Chino Hills, California
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

As most abbeys in Ireland, it lays mostly in ruins. The sight can be very peaceful. You can walk up parts of the ruin that have been maintained for some good views.

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Dallas, Texas
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Beautiful, historic site. Well worth the time to wander around and just absorb the history. The stone work still retains some of the wonderful carvings and decorations that was such a part of the original structure.

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Bradenton, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

If you plan on spending time traveling through the Boyne River Valley, and visiting the historical sites in the area, Mellifont Abbey is definitely worth visiting. I would recommend reading about the Abbey before visiting since it's pretty "self-guided". There is a guided tour, but they weren't very frequent when we were there. There is a definite feeling of peace... More

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