Mellifont Abbey

Mellifont Abbey, Drogheda

Mellifont Abbey
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Mary M
6 contributions
Aug 2021
Lovely historical site only a short drive from Drogheda and Dublin. Very well preserved and explained. A real slice of history.
Written August 4, 2021
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YSD
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
Aug 2020
What a special and historic place! One of the benefits of these times is that we almost had it to ourselves and could really soak up its very special atmosphere.

The OPW have done a great job - easy to self guide with their high quality displays. Also lovely were the poems, written by a staff member, displayed at each of the main buildings. You don't need to be a child to enjoy their humour, and at the same time be informed about what went on where.

We didn't have long to stay there but really enjoyed our visit. As my father would have said, it's "worth a detour"!
Written August 28, 2020
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Gearoid O O
Athlone, Ireland714 contributions
Aug 2020
This wonderful monastic site with extensive and interesting ruins is perfect for a self-guided tour given the high quality of the sign-boards. Hearing the chant emmanating from the ruins was quite a magical experience.
There are no guided tours at the moment because of Covid 19 but we met with Louis who was giving out work-sheets to families - he was very helpful, invited our questions and was very knowledgeable.
This is a great OPW site which is well worth a visit. It is very suitable for families, a great place for a picnic or family walk amid the well-kept and wonderfully spacious grounds.
Written August 12, 2020
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matt staunton
Ireland229 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Well worth a visit. Staggering to be somewhere where people walkes everyday more than a thousand years ago. OPW have done a fine job recreating rhe abbey.
Written August 10, 2020
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mark w
Dublin, Ireland13 contributions
May 2020
amazing site....worth spending an hour there. parking is easy and right beside the site. one can only wonder at it's former glories.
Written August 6, 2020
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Stefan H
Drogheda, Ireland454 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
We went here with a group of friends and it's a veey impressive place. A great way to experience some local history.
Written July 22, 2020
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland1,746 contributions
Jun 2020
Located at the end of a small road there is a car park as soon as you drive in. A small visitors centre (open May to September) is opposite the car park.

You then walk down to the abbey ruins and along the way there are message boards giving history on the abbey and the Cistercian Brotherhood. Most of it is ruins and you need to use your imagination but the circular Lababo (a wash room for the monks) is the finest of the remains.

There are also picnic tables and a green space to one side to enjoy.

An interesting visit
Written June 26, 2020
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Veronica T.
7 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
My husband, my daughter (3) and I went for a short break in Drogheda and we visited this place. If you like to visit ruins, know more about history, etc it is a place worth to visit. We gave my daughter the camera and loved taking pictures while my husband and I were reading and ejoying the place, we visited the place on Monday so it was empty.
Written March 8, 2020
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swtraveler15
Springfield, MA1,552 contributions
Oct 2019
While we had crossed off Mellifont Abbey off our list since our trip was in October and I knew the site was closed, we decided to visit anyway since it was so close to Monasterboice. The visitor center was closed however we were still able to walk abound the ruins of this lovely historic site so we were happy that we added it back on. Peaceful place to visit and wander
Written November 2, 2019
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Peter M
64 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
This site could be enjoyed and used as a family day outing with plenty of space for children to run around and chairs placed around the site for the adults. Its also a nice place to visit for a few hours with in depth information of the history. It has drawings of what it would have looked like. Unfortunately the visitor centre was closed so cannot comment. There's a reseonable amount of parking but I can see it being a hassle to find park on busy days so I would recommend going on a Sunday in the afternoon. It's the day and time we went and the place was empty 👍
Written October 28, 2019
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