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Mystical, ancient place. Not for tourists looking for amusement. If you are catholic, you will find this place an affirmation of your faith. Nice little snack and gift shop. You’ll find unique religious items for sale.
I visited Mount Melleray with my family. It is a wonderful place and so much history. The church and grounds are beautifully kept. The cafe was a nice surprise and we had tea/coffee and cake made by the monks. We spoke with one of the...More
A tranquil haven with the most amazing people. We went with a group of senior citizens and they couldn't have been more accommodating. From putting on a special Mass to making the most delicious tea and scones, Mount Melleray Abbey is a special place that...More
The surrounding villages are a testimony to the work this Abbey has done over many lifetimes. The history of its place in the famine and the sweet quiet strength are worth seeing and experiencing. If you have the time spend a night or two at...More
I travelled from the Midlands for a solo retreat to this magnificent place situated in an area of outstanding beauty. However, the most special aspect of all was the hospitality and tranquility. This Abbey showcases all that is unique and special about Christian heritage. I...More
I love this place a Cistercian Monastery still being used by brothers that take an oath of poverty, it's also a working farm. It's sits under the shadow of the knockmealdown mountains and the Vee pass, also worth a visit if in the area, years...More
Went here by chance on a recent visit home while we were driving around. I remember coming as a young child and it was a lovely peaceful place and it didn't disappoint again.
Just getting out of the car and looking at the monastery and...More
This is a place we frequently visited as children and it holds special personal memories for me, however it is really worth seeing, they are so few monks left now and sadly getting older
It is a wonderfully place to escape to tranquillity and rest...More
Oops ... this is probably too late, but to get to Mount Melleray from Dublin without a car would be very awkward and expensive! There are buses that would take you to Waterford, Cahir, Dungarvan, Cork, but these would... More
Oops ... this is probably too late, but to get to Mount Melleray from Dublin without a car would be very awkward and expensive! There are buses that would take you to Waterford, Cahir, Dungarvan, Cork, but these would require onward travel by bus or taxi. There are buses from Cork to Lismore (around 14 kms from Mount Melleray, or onward to Cappoquin (nearest town at around 7 km), but they are not very regular and the last stretch would have to be done by taxi. If you are prepared to take all this on, then you should probably take the Air Coach from Dublin Airport to Cork as the most economical option. Check Air Coach and Bus Eireann for timetables.
I was there on a Sunday in September and didn't see any evidence of a coffee shop within the monastery grounds. However there were signs pointing to a building where visitors were invited to avail of 'tea and chat... More
I was there on a Sunday in September and didn't see any evidence of a coffee shop within the monastery grounds. However there were signs pointing to a building where visitors were invited to avail of 'tea and chat', suggesting something more informal. I saw people drifting there after mass, but I'm afraid I didn't go in - I went to the gift shop and museum - so cannot say more about that, or whether there might also have been a regular coffee..... perhaps in the summer months?