Old Melifont Abbey

Old Mellifont Abbey

Contact Details

Address: Tullyallen, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Telephone No: Late May - Early Sept (Old Mellifont Abbey) +353 41 982 6459
Outside the above period please contact (Brú na Bóinne) +353 41 988 0300

Fax No: Late May - Early Sept (Old Mellifont Abbey) +353 41 982 6053
Outside the above period please contact (Brú na Bóinne) +353 41 982 3071

Email: mellifontabbey@opw.ie

Opening Hours


30th May - 4th September : Daily 10.00 - 18.00

Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Average Length of Visit: 1 hour

Admission Fees

Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00


Visitor Centre, exhibition, toilets, toilet for visitors with disabilities, self-guiding trail, public car / coach park, picnic area.

Restaurant/Tearooms: None




The first Cistercian monastery in Ireland founded in 1142 by St Malachy of Armagh, its most unusual feature is the octagonal Lavabo c. 1200. The Visitor Centre houses an interesting exhibition on the work of masons in the Middle Ages with fine examples of their craft on display.

Location: 10km north-west of Drogheda off the R168 (Drogheda-Collon Road)

Bus Route(s): Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre +353 1 836 6111

Guided Tours: Available on request

Max No: 35 - 40

Duration: 40 minutes

Leaflet/Guide book: English, Irish, French, German, Italian, Spanish.

Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above.

Photography / Video allowed: Yes, but permit required for commercial purposes

Additional Information: This site is fully accessible for visitors with disabilities.