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“family day out” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mellifont Abbey

Mellifont Abbey
Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Drogheda
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Newry, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“family day out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

learning about the history of the area the children really enjoyed it

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“I live in Drogheda”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

I thought I would write a review about the town I live in because I know it well
and it is a tourist attraction. So Drogheda is just 30km north of Dublin, it is often
over looked because it is so close to Dublin but it has a lot to offer.

Historical : The town is over 800 years old and is an old garrison town.
It was originally surround by a fortress wall, very little of the wall remains
but it does have it's main fortress gate intact, called Lawrences Gate which
makes for nice photos plus it has a Martello tower which over looks the town
and it also has Drogheda's museum which has lots of very interesting items
form history, right back to when Cromwell and his army lead an attack on the town
and so leaving it's mark on the town to this day. Their are also historical walks of
the town too.

Shopping is pretty ok with a good shopping center called Scotch hall and it's main street
which is a bit run down but has still some nice shops. It has great restaurants and bars and good night life.

Most important of all it is a great base to visit Dublin, Newgrange, Mellifort Abbey as well
as good beaches near by.

Visited December 2011
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Amadora, Portugal
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Surprise archeological site”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

Mellifont Abbey was prposed by the Newgrange Lodge staff. I had never heard about it and I was very surpised by the size of the site. It was a pitty all the plastic and iron spread in the local but I understand works have to be done.

Visited February 2012
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Fermanagh, N. Ireland
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“Dont get too excited!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2012

Yes, it is a large derlict site, going back to the 12th century, but theres not much to see. Great for medieval history buffs but hardly worth the drive. Good spot for a picnic too.

Visited March 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Fascinating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

There is the Old Mellifont on the Collon road which is a fascinating step back into the monastic history of the area. The central core of the abbey remains despite efforts by the bold English to destroy it. It is worth a visit. However dont forget to visit the New Mellifont Abbey in the village of Collon. the monks lead a very peaceful existence and it is a wonderful place to get away from it all. they offer retreats for the serious pilgrim or the world weary. As an alternative they also have a garden centre and a shop. Or just a chat with one of the monks in order to avail of their wisdom. And wise many of them are even though they have been shut off from world for years

Visited September 2011
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