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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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On a Sunny day, there is nothing nicer than wandering around here. Its so peaceful, I have visited... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Catherine R
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Chicken, Alaska
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Historical place

Its a relic of a monastery from the 12th century. Theres a visitor centre but it was close when we... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Videss C
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Ireland
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“chapter house” (8 reviews)
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Tullyallen | 10km north-west of Drogheda off the R168 (Drogheda-Collon Road), Drogheda, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

On a Sunny day, there is nothing nicer than wandering around here. Its so peaceful, I have visited a few times and always enjoy it

Thank Catherine R
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Its a relic of a monastery from the 12th century. Theres a visitor centre but it was close when we go there and says its only open from May, only summer time then. The cafe and the toilets are also close. But the main attraction...More

1  Thank Videss C
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Mellifont Abbey are the ruins of tthis abbey located near Dublin.These ruins are very beautiful and romantic. It is possible to walk around and inside them. If you like the history and the ruins, it is very interesting place. We came here with my child,...More

1  Thank AlbertSalichs
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Following the lines of signage here is so interesting because you start to picture in your minds eye just what things could have looked like when this place stood in all of its glory. I would love to come back and visit during opening season...More

Thank Erica P
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

A sense of stillness and silence, restoring and refreshing our souls. Surrounded by nature - birdsong, the rush of the river waters, the green of the land. Connecting to the past and wondering about our future - what does this generation leave remaining which will...More

1  Thank Michele B
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

There is free parking in the grounds of the abbey, and it is free to visit the ruins. There is a visitor centre but this is only open between April and September. This is a fabulous place to visit – if just to marvel at...More

Thank DubTwosome
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

The Old Mellifont Abbey is about 15 minutes from Drogheda. It was the first Cistercian monastery in Ireland which was founded in 1142. Now it is ruins to see but interesting to envision. It was on our Irish Heritage Pass, but the Visitor's Center was...More

Thank mac09
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

The abbey was build in 1140 based on French architecture of the same order. It was the main Cistercian abbey till 1539 when it became a fortified house. An interesting bit is that William of Orange used the abbey as his headquarters during the Battle...More

Thank Janulik
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

What's preserved here is wonderful and we are fortunate to have such a sacred site from the past still a part of our heritage. Being the first Irish Cistercian monastery to be established in the early 1140s by St Malachy, the Chapter House is the...More

Thank permia
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

If you like this type of thing then you must visit. Great history and comes complete with a nice visitor center. Not a show stopper but.......

1  Thank DougieDublinIreland
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Liz M
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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
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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