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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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Unfortunately the weather on our visit wasn't onside but it didn't take away from the magnificent ruins of the abbey. The visitor centre wasn't open as it was pre-season but we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Lesley M
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County Down, United Kingdom
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County Down, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Unfortunately the weather on our visit wasn't onside but it didn't take away from the magnificent ruins of the abbey. The visitor centre wasn't open as it was pre-season but we were still able to look around the ruins and the map to explain what was built by whom and when. Definitely worth the visit.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We used to play in Mellifont Abbey in the 70`s & it was free admission. Now to preserve the Abbey, alot has been fenced off (health & safety I suppose). Its still worth the visit if you like Irish History..the sister Abbey is called Bethlehem Abbey in Portglenone Co.Antrim.

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Larne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My 3 yr old loved our visit here. It was a lovely day and we followed the signs not sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised and how well kept the site is. Grass was cut, no litter and the car park had obviously just had some work done to make it accessible. We walked through the ruins and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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65 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I decided that it was worth driving the 10 km from Drogheda through the countryside to the Old Mellifont Abbey Ruins. The weather was starting to look more promising, and the fog was starting to burn off the hilltops. I was hopeful that the fog would be at the Abbey Ruins still, to make for some interesting photographs. Lucky for... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This place is steeped in history. A must for any history buff. Great facilities on sight also and lovely little walk ways around it. Kids will adore this.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The grounds are open to the general public, the views overlooking Dundalk Bay are beautiful, the Abbey is quiet and peaceful. The shop is open in the afternoons, anything from a simple birthday card, through to some unusual merchandise, well worth a visit, you always get a welcome, and the craic is free..

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Dundalk, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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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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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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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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