Old Melifont Abbey

Old Mellifont Abbey

Contact Details

Address: Tullyallen, Drogheda, Co. Louth  
 
Telephone No:
25th July - 24th Sept (Old Mellifont Abbey) +353 41 982 6459
Outside the above period please contact , (Brú na Bóinne) +353 41 988 0300

Fax No:
25th July - 24th 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

25th July - 24th September 2014 : Daily 10.00 - 18.00

Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Average Length of Visit: 1 hour

Admission Fees

E Adult: €3.00
Sen/Group: €2.00
Child/Student: €1.00
Family: €8.00

Facilities

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. Access to site by stone stairway.

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: The Visitor Centre is fully accessible for visitors with disabilities.

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