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Address: Cappoquin, Ireland
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+353 58 54404

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Beautiful peaceful in scenic surrounding.A nostalig visit.

We were brought here to the Abbey as children a full day trip. Visiting the beautiful Abbey church, walking around the grounds enjoying the scenic surroundings, a visit to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
eiliskelleher
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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were brought here to the Abbey as children a full day trip. Visiting the beautiful Abbey church, walking around the grounds enjoying the scenic surroundings, a visit to the shop for medals etc. A prayer at the graveyard. Ice cream on sunny days. Now I take my parents on trips to the Abbey and it is still a lovely... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was one of the few and first times I've visited a catholic abbey and must say that I was impressed by both the tranquil surroundings and the modern interior combined with its old exterior. It offers places for prayer and contemplation. Something you definitely should take a look at when you're in the area.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend visited mount melleray abbey, after we payed a visit to the shrine it's a must highly recommend it

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Thank Patrick M
Glandore, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

My father brought us here on occasion when we were children and I was hiking nearby, so attended Sunday mass, with soprano, organ, incense and elderly monks participating. Lovely little museum with 5 Ogham stones. You can apply to stay as a guest for a donation.

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Shannon, Ireland
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

So worth a visit to just walk around the grounds or stand and listen to the monks chanting...would revisit if we are In County Waterford again...

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Thank Patricia09Fanning
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Mount Melleray Abbey was inhabited by a large community previously. A farm provided for their needs, they generated their own electricity and drew pilgrims from all over Ireland. The community has shrunk now and the place feels sad and forlorn.

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1 Thank Brid H
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 June 2016

if you have an affinity for the spiritual/humanist/meditative side of life, this is for you. set at the base of a mountain, this is what i hope to find when i eventually make it to the temples of nepal and tibet

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Father Dennis Luke welcomed us to his home and his church. I'm not sure how you can rate the love of god but my cup ranneth over .... Thank you

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 19 December 2015

Was privileged to attend the night prayer. Hearing the monks sing their prayers was an honor. Glad we were told about this.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 18 December 2015

My 20 year old daughter and I stayed at the guesthouse for 2 nights. Fr. Denis Luke, the guestmaster, made us feel at home. We enjoyed hiking in the area with maps provided and prepared by Fr. Denis Luke. Although we didn't get up for the early morning prayers we did attend Mass and liturgical hours sung by the monks.... More 

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