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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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We did get a little lost, but it was worth it. It was a great place to stop and walk around. It's a great piece of history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did get a little lost, but it was worth it. It was a great place to stop and walk around. It's a great piece of history.

Newry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As I strolled around my thoughts turned to the Abbey and surrounding area was built wit the limited technology then I imagined the ones working in the gardens before and after prayers. Very inspiring place. Go there.

Thank frankm654
Merced, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We accidentally stopped in after visiting Monasterboice and its great High Crosses...this ruin grows on you...be prepared to be awed....as you explore you realize what a Huge place this once was We were fortunate to have a very knowledgeable docent who gave us the grand tour It was well worth the stop.

Thank Jimmie M
San Diego, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We went there on November 1st and I guess they close in September. But we were still able to walk around and check out the place.It was a little creepy because it was almost sundown and we were the only ones there. But still recommend checking it out.

Thank Sandra L
Drogheda, Ireland
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Very nice place for Sunday trip or as a part of exploraition of Co. Louth attractions. Beautiful ruins in very good condition. Quiet area close to Drogheda.

Thank fidel_pl
Dublin, Ireland
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The Abbey is situated in County Louth. It was a 12th century Cistercian Abbey. There are ruins of the Abbey, cloister, chapter house and the lavabo.

Thank Dorothy S
Dundalk, Co. Louth
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138 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

A lovely quiet peaceful place to visit, especially when you have visitors that you would like to show the local historic sites too. Take a camera with you. Quaint and old world. Well worth a visit. If you visit here (Old Mellifont) then make sure to visit the newer Mellifont, situated in the village of Collon. Lovely views and nice... More 

Thank 007Dundalk_Co_Louth
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Good visit on a beautiful September day. We were able to walk around with ease, plenty of notices that describe the history of the Abbey. Well worth a visit.

Thank Peter J
Tampa, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Ruins are fairy extensive and you can see how the monks lived. This was a very important site in before Cromwell.

Thank John2830
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A bit out of the way GPS will lead you to the ruins of the first Cistercian Abbey in Ireland. When we arrived we were the only people there. Walking among the grounds and exploring the ruins, admiring the architectural skill and layout was a bit mystical. If you are in Drogheda or Ardee it is a short trip most... More 

Thank dentdoctraveler

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