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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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Beautiful Monastic Site

Really enjoyed my visit to Mellifont. Good number of information boards to allow self guide but... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
Bozeman-Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
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Wonderful old medieval monastery – worth a visit

While driving around Drogheda we came across the very ancient Abbey originally built in 1142. It... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
Maureen S
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Darwin, Australia
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Tullyallen | 10km north-west of Drogheda off the R168 (Drogheda-Collon Road), Drogheda, Ireland
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Reviewed 14 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

1  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 18 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
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to go for a walk around with friends and chat. Nice picnic area also available. Not far outside drogheda and easy to access

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

It's a good place to go on a sunny day, with nice view... but that's it... if it's dark or bad weather you won't see much.

Thank Ricardo J
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The ruins of this Cistercian abbey are reasonably intact in that you can see where various rooms would have been. We visited on a Tuesday wlth the only other people there being another couple. Very quiet. The visitor centre wasn't open because we were so...More

Thank gfsc5
Reviewed 4 October 2016

A classic example of a medieval monastery. Amazing that this 11-12th Century Structure has survived as long as it has. A great place for a picnic or to just wander around. A tourist office is available for guided tours of the Abbey (it was closed...More

Thank Joe Q
Reviewed 2 October 2016

A really well preserved site with informative boards to read. We were the only visitors there and it was so quiet and peaceful. We were disappointed that the vistor centre was closed and would have appreciated a guided tour.

Thank Jackie T
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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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