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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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Fantastic Place.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Drogheda, Ireland
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Drogheda, Ireland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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3 helpful votes 3 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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5 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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228 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
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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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69 reviews 69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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