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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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Wonderful historical site managed by the OPW dating back to the 1100s. Great sense of history in the place. Free to visit the site. Payment required to access the visitor centre... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Gra H
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful historical site managed by the OPW dating back to the 1100s. Great sense of history in the place. Free to visit the site. Payment required to access the visitor centre and to avail of a guided tour.

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Thank Gra H
Monaghan, Ireland
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on a trip to Newgrange nearby. Fantastic to be able to walk around the site and take in the scale of it. It is free to enter, but you can pay (€10 for a family of 4) to get a guided tour and I would recommends that. Out tour guide was very knowledgeable about it all. There is... More 

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Thank I-am-Irish-Ian
Waterford, Ireland
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had some time to spare until our tour in Newgrange and decide to visit the abbey. Would highly recommend paying for a tour of the site - very reasonable value and an extremely high quality tour. Some very fascinating history to the abbey told with such passion. Definitely one to visit!

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1 Thank FionaWaterford
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something to do near Drogheda and stumbled across Mellifont Abbey. I generally think this is a lovely place but having the right weather is really important as the Abbey is open to the elements. Some fantastic architecture, history and brick work. It looks like a perfect setting for a historical drama! The visitors centre cost 4... More 

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1 Thank Christopher R
Galway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a day sprinkled with shows. Grounds are immaculate and buggy & wheelchair friendly paths to one side. This would make an excellent picnic stop with picnic tables overlooking ruins. Run by OPW office of public works..to visit centre it's €10 per family and €4 per adult. Toilets free. Really peaceful place to visit recommend it as one of... More 

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Thank Dozens
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

100 characters can't describe this beautiful ruin. Enjoyed it more than New Grange. WOW...WOW...WOW!

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Thank cjbe
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

The Abbey itself is a ruin, although the foundations give you a good idea of its layout. The site is very prety and clean and well supplied with information boards, that tell you a lot about the Cistercian way of life and how the Abbey worked on a daily basis. There are a couple of very interesting buildings - the... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Very interesting place worth a visit, kids love to run around lots of history to the place. bring a picnic

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Thank Ciaran M
Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Reconstructing the abbey in your mind, how it changed over time were thoughts racing through my mind. Stimulating experience.

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Thank Jerry C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We follow the brown tourist signs to this site front he road while looking for Monasterboice. So glad we found it. If you like history and ruins, this is an excellent set of ruins of an old abbey. The Car park is a good size but the visitor center was not open during the time of year that we went.... More 

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