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Mount Melleray Abbey

Cappoquin, Ireland
353 (0)58 54404
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Cappoquin
Type: Religious Sites
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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Was in Youghal a few about twenty years ago and took the trip through Lismore to Mount Melleray and have being back there almost every year since. The grotto on the way up is well worth a stop and I found it very to be a very moving place. The Abbey is picturesque and the view from above quite charming... More

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Clonmel, Ireland
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52 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This is a Cistercian Trappist Abbey on the slopes of the Knockmealdown Mountains. It is approx 7KM from Cappoquin & 15Km from Lismore. We visited here on the 9th June and would highly recommend it to anybody, not only RC's but to anyone who loves beautiful surroundings and a calm & peaceful place to spend a wonderful day. It not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

A Beautiful calming and peaceful place to go Love it .The Grounds and Shrubs very well looked after. The Coffee shop nice and staff helpful and pleasant take a Trip sometime Enjoy. Anne.

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