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Mount Melleray Abbey

Address: Cappoquin, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 (0)58 54404
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Cappoquin
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Cork, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Mount Melleray was a place of pilgrimage for many years between the 1950's and 1980's and perhaps before. If you are lucky the newer of the two chapels will be open. This is beautifully maintained and the monks prayer stalls and the altar are wonderful; there is an air of real holiness and sanctity. The second and older chapel is... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The cross was erected in 1950. The hike to it takes you through several different types of terrain which makes it very interesting. The Abbey itself was very beautiful and worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I liked mellery and the monks sooooh peacefully I didn't have to eat out as the Toby provided fresh home cooked meals

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Dublin, Ireland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We were disappointed that no link appeared to have been made in the exhibition/ interpretive centre to the design features of the church or the stain glass windows. Similarly the shop is full of kitsch and sadly does not stock simple cards with reproductions of the monastery or the chapel windows. The cafe was closed without explanation and the toilets... More 

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Delvin, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Love this area especially this time of year as all the hydrangeas are in full bloom in countryside around the abbey. Lovely for walks and picnics.

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196 reviews 196 reviews
40 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Mount Melleray Abbey is such a beautiful historic place to visit, the peace and views from the Abbey are stunning. The Monks were really welcoming and sweet, it’s a shame there are so few of them left. The grounds are immaculate, there are some fantastic scenic walks you can enjoy or alternately you can visit the little museum to learn... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

while visiting friends and family we went to mount melleray abbey.its a lovely peacefull place,fantastic views and very friendly people.we then on to drive by the vee.what a lovely area for cyclists and hikers with loads of mountains and lakes .

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Cork, Ireland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This is a beautiful historic religious site. The church is currently being renovated but still lots to see. There is an audio visual presentation and a little museum to learn more about the area and its history. Lots of scenic walks to enjoy and a little coffee shop available for refreshments.

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

What a fascinating and historic place tucked away in Ireland - it was a great visit with much to see and think about. The monks were very welcoming and inviting and I got a lot out of the experience!

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103 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We were staying at the ' Pilgrims Rest ' at the entrance to Mount Melleray and took the opportunity to walk around the site. It was well laid out and tended with a wide variety of plants and trees and great views over the countryside. There is a cafe and gift shop and you can look inside the somewhat austere... More 

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