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Mellifont Abbey, Drogheda

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
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  • 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. 
  • 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 Mellifon...  read more »
  • One of the useful thing to know about this monastic site is that the ruins are open to the public 24/7. That's useful if there are other things that you want to do during normal office or shopping hou...  read more »
  • Good place to visit... It's usually quiet and a bit hard to get to though
  • Great place to visit. Big car park. Great visitors center.
  • Great historical site, hidden away. Quiet. Deserves more attention. Worth a visit.
  • A peaceful location, not often visited and situated at the end of a small road. This Cistercian monastery was founded by St. Malachy of Armagh and dates from 1142. The origin of its name comes from the Latin Melli fons which means fountain of honey. Fortifications are visible on the way into the site abut the most striking extant structure is what remains of the lavabo, octagonal in shape it dominates what are now mostly low walls. Very peaceful place beside the fast flowing River Mattock.
  • Great place for the history lover
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