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Mellifont Abbey

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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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Drogheda
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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Dundalk, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

mellifont abbey is a good couple of hours experience on a fine day good for kids,ideal place for a picnic

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Drogheda, Ireland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a great piece of history from the 1100's, with much of the old buildings still standing. There's plenty of parking and it's well signposted, so it's easy to find. The circular lavabo building is quite impressive, and the church with the original floor is too. I think the offices are only open during the summer, so that at... More 

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This lovely historical site is nestled in beautiful countryside, very close to Drogheda, when we visited the information centre was closed but this meant that we had the whole site to ourselves. There are a few informative signs dotted around, but it may have been better if there had been a bit more information available.

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Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is a definite must-see. The ruins are in very good condition and tell a great story. The barican is also interesting to see. It appeared that they are working on making this a more user-friendly tourist destination and signage, tours and other support are coming. I would highly recommend this Abbey.

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Dublin, Ireland
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215 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Interesting recently opened place. Still new so there's a lot to improve but interesting despite that.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Not a whole lot of ruins but the guide was absolutely amazing. She knew her stuff and would take as long as you wanted answering all questions. My wife was spellbound and considered this the best site of our whole trip. We didn't have time for the museum unfortunately.

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Drogheda, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

hadn't heard much about mellifont abbey, so didn't have many expectations. the guided tour was susprisingly interesting and I felt like I could stay there listening for ages! fortunatly went during heritage week and not paying for the tour was even a bonus!

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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