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Mount Melleray Abbey

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Address: Cappoquin, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 58 54404

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Nostalgic visit

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
Glandore, Ireland
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Glandore, Ireland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 donation.

Thank antijean
Shannon, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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...

Thank Patricia09Fanning
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Mount Melleray Abbey was inhabited by a large community previously. A farm provided for their needs, they generated their own electricity and drew pilgrims from all over Ireland. The community has shrunk now and the place feels sad and forlorn.

1 Thank Brid H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

if you have an affinity for the spiritual/humanist/meditative side of life, this is for you. set at the base of a mountain, this is what i hope to find when i eventually make it to the temples of nepal and tibet

Thank garry o h
Kettering, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Father Dennis Luke welcomed us to his home and his church. I'm not sure how you can rate the love of god but my cup ranneth over .... Thank you

1 Thank Elizabeth T
Kansas City, Missouri
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Was privileged to attend the night prayer. Hearing the monks sing their prayers was an honor. Glad we were told about this.

2 Thank Melanie T
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

My 20 year old daughter and I stayed at the guesthouse for 2 nights. Fr. Denis Luke, the guestmaster, made us feel at home. We enjoyed hiking in the area with maps provided and prepared by Fr. Denis Luke. Although we didn't get up for the early morning prayers we did attend Mass and liturgical hours sung by the monks.... More 

2 Thank BandE0615
northern ireland
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Called here as part of a recent holiday. There are spectacular views across the countryside, and the church itself is magnificent. There is a great sense of quite as you walk around the large grounds. There is a café (called 'tea rooms') but it was closed. It may be it is only open in summer. Well worth a short visit... More 

1 Thank thewalkingman
Shannon, Ireland
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

We visited the abbey for a day trip and it was well worth the visit. Tea Rooms had a good selection of offers in a friendly environment, the small heritage museum is well laid out and informative, plus you can do it at your own pace. The abbey is amazing with both the public church and community church with stunning... More 

1 Thank skysnnn
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

an amazing place set in stunning scenery. The whole place is worth exploring in and out of the monastry. I would explore the grounds and walk up the hills at the back for a stunning viewpoint.

2 Thank Wardydog

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