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Mellifont Abbey

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Address: Tullyallen | 10km north-west of Drogheda off the R168 (Drogheda-Collon Road), Drogheda, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 41 982 6459
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a view of the past

If you are interested in old ruins with history this is worth a visit if you are in the area this was once clearly a vey large centre in the area showing how people lived so long... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Clogherhead, Ireland
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Clogherhead, Ireland
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you are interested in old ruins with history this is worth a visit if you are in the area this was once clearly a vey large centre in the area showing how people lived so long ago

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Nice little visitor centre. Very friendly and helpful staff. The abbey itself is very peaceful and atmospheric. Unfortunately there was no guided tour when we visited but we enjoyed it and there was plenty of informative notices about. I would imagine the guided tour would greatly improve the experience. Plenty of parking and good toilet facilities. 10 euro for a... More 

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We travelled as a group and were surprised at how well set out with easy access to most areas. Worth a visit

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is a very interesting ruin that is very well cared for and provides a beautiful setting for learning about the past. However, please note that it is hard to find as it is well out in the country. We used a GPS and found it easily, but I don't believe we could have found it without the GPS.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The ruins that remain give a glimpse of the beautiful monastery that once stood here. Guided tours are available for a small fee (4 Euros, I believe) or you can wander around on your own. Take the tour - it's worth it.

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Beautiful location, the ruins are in superb condition- i didn't expect here to be so beautiful! it's definitely a must-see spot. Wonderfully peaceful and stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Difficult to find but well worth it! The ruins provide an interesting perspective on both 11th century monastic life as well as 16th century politics.

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Byfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A true delight of an age gone by. I found a bird's nest in a holy fount. Precious! Well worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stopped in today to visit this historic site. My wife and two boys and myself spent some time with our tour guide Frances who was more than happy to explain a few thing. Her knowledge of the Abby definitely took us back in time Thanks again Frances

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Very nice place to visit but fir all visitors not to leave anything visible in your car,while your visiting

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