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“Dont get too excited!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mellifont Abbey

Mellifont Abbey
Tullyallen | 10km north-west of Drogheda off the R168 (Drogheda-Collon Road), Drogheda, Ireland
353 41 982 6459
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Drogheda
Type: Religious Sites
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Fermanagh, N. Ireland
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
“Dont get too excited!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Yes, it is a large derlict site, going back to the 12th century, but theres not much to see. Great for medieval history buffs but hardly worth the drive. Good spot for a picnic too.

Visited March 2012
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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“Fascinating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

There is the Old Mellifont on the Collon road which is a fascinating step back into the monastic history of the area. The central core of the abbey remains despite efforts by the bold English to destroy it. It is worth a visit. However dont forget to visit the New Mellifont Abbey in the village of Collon. the monks lead a very peaceful existence and it is a wonderful place to get away from it all. they offer retreats for the serious pilgrim or the world weary. As an alternative they also have a garden centre and a shop. Or just a chat with one of the monks in order to avail of their wisdom. And wise many of them are even though they have been shut off from world for years

Visited September 2011
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Athmospheric. Peaceful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Very old ruins, tranquil place to visit and contemplate the meaning of life. or have a rest and a picnic. Not commercialised.

Visited February 2012
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Drogheda, Ireland
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“Absolutely Brilliant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

This is a great piece of history. Nice park an small river area also, good for the kids, picnic benches, toilet facilities etc.

Visited August 2011
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Bring your camera!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

Mellifont was always a lovely day out! Bring your camera to snap beautiful ruins and let the kids run around playing hide and seek! Be prepared for grazed knees! Bring a picnic if the day is fine and enjoy.

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