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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
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+353 41 982 6459
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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A journey into Post-Norman Christianity

A central point of 12th century Post-Norman Christianity. I was there in Winter, it's a very peaceful site by the river but if you are interested in more detail of the origins I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dunshaughlin, Ireland
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Dunshaughlin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A central point of 12th century Post-Norman Christianity. I was there in Winter, it's a very peaceful site by the river but if you are interested in more detail of the origins I suggest a visit when OPW guides are available. A visit to nearby Monasterboice would be also recommended, a contrasting pre-Norman exhibit.

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San Angelo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ruins are a wonderful photo opportunity, but little else available out there. But, again, I love photo opportunity and unique places to photo.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit to Mellifont. Good number of information boards to allow self guide but there is also a visitors centre open May to September The lavabo is really well preserved, the gate house and chapter house also. The rest is low walls and foundations but still easy to see how resplendent jt must have been in its pomp.... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

While driving around Drogheda we came across the very ancient Abbey originally built in 1142. It has such a fascinating history including William the Orange using the Abbey during the Battle of Boyne in 1690. The day we visited the Abbey, the tourist office was open so we arranged to have a guided tour. Mauve was an excellent and very... More 

1 Thank Maureen S
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Difficult to find - down a narrow road. Mostly demolished but worth a visit. Some restoration work being carried out.

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Drogheda, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Once you reach this haven of peace you will know why the monks once settled here . All that can be heard are the birds and the cows in the fields , the stream flowing by and the odd tourist . One of my favourite places to visit

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Dundalk, Co. Louth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Visited here on a lovely Autumn afternoon. All the colours of the surrounding hedges and river flowing in the background made the visit to these old Cistercian Abbey ruins all the more intriguing. Very enjoyable walk round the ruins with well presented information boards that are all so easy to read and photograph. Some fabulous scenes for taking photographs. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Great place to go for a walk around with friends and chat. Nice picnic area also available. Not far outside drogheda and easy to access

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

It's a good place to go on a sunny day, with nice view... but that's it... if it's dark or bad weather you won't see much.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

The ruins of this Cistercian abbey are reasonably intact in that you can see where various rooms would have been. We visited on a Tuesday wlth the only other people there being another couple. Very quiet. The visitor centre wasn't open because we were so late onto the season. Worth a visit if you're in the area. Make sure you... More 

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