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Ancient place of the Holy.

Mystical, ancient place. Not for tourists looking for amusement. If you are catholic, you will... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Great visit lovely cafe

I visited Mount Melleray with my family. It is a wonderful place and so much history. The church... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

We Just dropped in for a very short visit as we were short on time but there is an air of Peace and Calmness all around this Beautiful Holy place. Worth going to visit .

Reviewed May 24, 2018

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

Thank LouiseBourke
Reviewed May 11, 2018

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

Thank R_Choiniere
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank tcmulvihill
Reviewed January 19, 2018

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

1  Thank Dáithí Ó
Reviewed July 11, 2017

I love mellary abbey so peaceful and tranquility So scenic grew up near here but visit every chance I get

Thank Regina O
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank sinny12lyns
Reviewed May 11, 2017

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

Thank Orla C
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May 30, 2017|
Response from antijean | Reviewed this property |
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
Therese L
February 13, 2017|
Response from antijean | Reviewed this property |
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