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Mellifont Abbey

Tullyallen | 10km north-west of Drogheda off the R168 (Drogheda-Collon Road), Drogheda, Ireland
+353 41 982 6459
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Lovely place to sit and reflect

The Abbey is now a ruin. Not much of the original Abbey remains, apart from a 13th-century lavabo... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Maura C
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Drogheda, Ireland
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Mellifont Abbey

This is a beautiful and well represented monastic ruin from the 12th Century. It was established... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
John Y
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Tullyallen | 10km north-west of Drogheda off the R168 (Drogheda-Collon Road), Drogheda, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The Abbey is now a ruin. Not much of the original Abbey remains, apart from a 13th-century lavabo where the monks washed their hands before eating and some Romanesque arches and a 14th-century chapter house. The day I visited I was the only person there...More

Thank Maura C
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a beautiful and well represented monastic ruin from the 12th Century. It was established by the Cistercian order and ultimately supplanted nearby Monasterboice. Though these are ruins, and not much remains other than the footprint of the Abbey, it gives you a good...More

Thank John Y
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This Cistercian Monastery was built in the 12th century. The order was was founded in France in 1098 and this was their first Monastery in Ireland. The ruins are very well preserved and look superb. During the tourist season they have tours and a visitor...More

Thank motorcar1
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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...More

Thank patrickfarrell55
Reviewed 31 January 2017

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

Thank nonni0321
Reviewed 13 November 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...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 3 November 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...More

1  Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 23 October 2016

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

1  Thank CRRG_Dublin
Reviewed 18 October 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...More

1  Thank 734runnerbrady
Reviewed 17 October 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...More

Thank 007Dundalk_Co_Louth
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Liz M
We will be there in early October. Can we visit Mellifont Abbey?
10 May 2017|
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Response from motorcar1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can visit in October, I think the visitors centre may be closed but you can do the self visit, all the information about the abbey is available on site. I've always visited these way and you can take your time and... More
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jeanne n
how do I get there using public transportation?
22 January 2017|
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Response from Chris G | Reviewed this property |
Hello. im very sure they run tours from Droggeda (local town) and the visitor centre in the town will arrange for you stress free. i suggest renting a car as there is many other beautiful attractions around that area... More
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