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Mount Melleray Abbey

Cappoquin, Ireland
+353 58 54404
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Wonderful place, wonderful people

I travelled from the Midlands for a solo retreat to this magnificent place situated in an area of... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
tcmulvihill
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County Cork, Ireland
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Isolated tranquel and scenic, loved it.

I love this place a Cistercian Monastery still being used by brothers that take an oath of poverty... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
Dáithí Ó
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I travelled from the Midlands for a solo retreat to this magnificent place situated in an area of outstanding beauty. However, the most special aspect of all was the hospitality and tranquility. This Abbey showcases all that is unique and special about Christian heritage. I...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

I love this place a Cistercian Monastery still being used by brothers that take an oath of poverty, it's also a working farm. It's sits under the shadow of the knockmealdown mountains and the Vee pass, also worth a visit if in the area, years...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

I love mellary abbey so peaceful and tranquility So scenic grew up near here but visit every chance I get

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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Went here by chance on a recent visit home while we were driving around. I remember coming as a young child and it was a lovely peaceful place and it didn't disappoint again. Just getting out of the car and looking at the monastery and...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is a place we frequently visited as children and it holds special personal memories for me, however it is really worth seeing, they are so few monks left now and sadly getting older It is a wonderfully place to escape to tranquillity and rest...More

Thank Orla C
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

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...More

Thank Andraste_C
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 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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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...More

Thank antijean
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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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theresa4321
31 May 2017|
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Response from antijean | Reviewed this property |
Oops ... this is probably too late, but to get to Mount Melleray from Dublin without a car would be very awkward and expensive! There are buses that would take you to Waterford, Cahir, Dungarvan, Cork, but these would... More
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Therese L
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I was there on a Sunday in September and didn't see any evidence of a coffee shop within the monastery grounds. However there were signs pointing to a building where visitors were invited to avail of 'tea and chat... More
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