Mellifont Abbey, Drogheda

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  • The stretch of the Boyne River between the towns of Drogheda and Slane is which brings together the largest concentration of the historical heritage of the island. The majority of the people is approaching the Paleolithic ruins of Newgrange (is the oldest building in Europe), however both the ruins of Knowth and Nowth offer the same attraction without having tranformadas for tourism. In the same line are the remains of Mellifont Abbey. We must deviate slightly from the road, but it is worthwhile to discover the charm of remains which are living history of the island. That is why it is highly recommended to read something about the importance that had these religious enclaves and the subsequent English invasion that did not leave puppet head. In my case I got to the place very early, almost dawn, so it was lucky to find me the Abbey between the fog that began to dissipate. A luxury watch perfectly preserved beginning to draw between fog sink. To be a secluded place and not have the celebrity of Newgrange Abbey still enjoy the main element which was built, the peace and quiet of the Irish countryside.
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  • We stopped here after a day of passage tomb viewing and it seemed like the perfect antidote. It was quiet, we arrived at closing time for the interpretive center, and no people, but the park is open u...  more »
  • This is a great place to come and disconnect from everything for a while. It is free to wander around and sit and chill, although they also provide guided tours, giving more information than what is o...  more »
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  • Myself and my friend went to soak up some local history but this would be a great spot to take the kids also.
  • A very tranquil and beautiful spot. Do not confuse this place with the new (1938) Cistercian abbey right in Collon itself! Pop it into your sat nav and make your life a whole lot easier. Please be aware that the road leading down to the abbey is single track with a steep embankment on the right hand side which prevents you giving way or parking. Please be advised that the site has a very small car park which at peak times (holidays and weekends) may see you having to reverse 200 metres up a single track road! There is a very modest visitor centre (not really that great for kids bar the model abbey). Information booklets in various languages are available for 50 cent. There are toilets on site. Bring your own refreshments; picnic tables are available. Guided tours do take place. I have attached photos that may be of use and/or interest.
  • Another great historical site in the Boyne Valley very near Drogheda have been there quite a few times with the weddi h cars for photos
  • A very impressive example of a ruined abbey. Saw some evidence of further damage that might be created as a result of unfettered access but it's also actively maintained as there was evidence of ongoing works when we visited. Close enough to other sites (Trim, Battle of the Boyne and Hill of Tara) that it's worth the visit as part of a day trip. Nicely laid out with limited but sufficient informational notices. Site can be accessed 24/7 but the Tourist Office is only open between May and September. The inner half of the car park gated and closed after 17:30 but was closed today (public holiday) too.
  • Nice old Abbey - ruins to be precised. You can have a guided tour as well.

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