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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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Mellifont Abbey is a well-preserved ruins of an important Cistercian Abbey (the first in Ireland... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2016
emmmyjay
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Kells, Ireland
Peaceful in September.

This abbey is a wonderful place to visit as it is so peaceful. If you are in the area you will not... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
longfellow57
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Reading, England.
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Tullyallen | 10km north-west of Drogheda off the R168 (Drogheda-Collon Road), Drogheda, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Mellifont Abbey is a well-preserved ruins of an important Cistercian Abbey (the first in Ireland). The lavabo is considered the finest in Europe. The guides offer fascinating insights into the history and culture of the site. Alas, the OPW Heritage Ireland does not provide access...More

Thank emmmyjay
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This abbey is a wonderful place to visit as it is so peaceful. If you are in the area you will not be disappointed.

Thank longfellow57
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

These ruins are not in a lot of tourist brochures or on websites, but they are definitely worth going to see. There is no admission beginning mid-September and there are no guides, but the informational stations throughout the site are excellent so you wont miss...More

Thank susanglo78
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

A quick stop at the Abbey ruins provides a glimpse into the early christian monastery life in Ireland. There is good signage explaining the structures and daily life at the abbey.

Thank Knyte7
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The history here is sensational and you can just imagine the monks at work and worship - lots of good info on the signs and staff are helpful

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Drop by here while in Drogheda its well worth the visit, I love spaces like this, its a reflective experience.

Thank susancc737
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Its a long time since we were here and its been greatly improved. Lots of information , easy paths and everyting well laid out

Thank donegalman2015
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Not much remains but you still get the impression of the size and grandeur of the place.Its free to wander round the ruins.The Lavbo is very impressive(it's where the monks washed their hands in a symbolic gesture). There is a small museum for a little...More

Thank 213speedy5
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful spot to visit on the outskirts of Drogheda. The kids really had a wonderful time roaming around this old ruin site. It has a little picnic area and car park.

Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem situated in an area of outstanding beauty. If you wish to get a sense of the rich spiritual and cultural heritage of Ireland and/or simply enjoy some peaceful natural beauty then Mellifont is worth a visit. Good spot for young kids (under...More

Thank Aschewski
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Liz M
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
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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