Mount Melleray Abbey
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Sean742
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
Absolutely fantastic place. Peaceful , prayerful and all round the best 4 days I've spent in a long while . I would recommend it to anyone looking for a break from stresses of life. The brothers, priests an staff could not do enough for you. The rooms are lovely an peaceful and the meals fantastic. Unbelievable value for money. Guests can join in with the various church services during the day if the wish or attend some of them or none if they want. No pressure. The abbey is at the centre of St Declan s long walk through the woods and fields. I Could not recommend this place highly enough.
Written 11 April 2022
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Kay K
3 contributions
Mar 2022
Visited here yesterday with my husband n son .It was beautiful day for relaxing there .lovely grounds .The gift shop is very good .We had tea n buns in the cafe very nice .Church is lovely you can light candles there .Mont Melleray is a beautiful spot .Be sure n take a spin around the vee it's beautiful.
Written 28 March 2022
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Daniel D
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Aug 2021 • Solo
I’ve visited this place for nearly 30 years now. It’s a very special place with alot goinb in behind the scenes. The dedication of the monks is a sight to see. And the peace I feel in this place it can’t be described in words. I also really enjoy the grotto where our lady appeared in 1985. Your just surrounded by peace I’m 39 and I’m actually travelling down just for the day Christmas Day 5 hours down and the same back.
Written 23 December 2021
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GordonB19
Dublin, Ireland31 contributions
Aug 2021
Huge complex but a bit underwhelming. Coffee shop in very pleasant surroundings but a bit basic with limited menu.
Written 16 August 2021
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Aude
1 contribution
Sep 2020 • Friends
Absolutely beautiful with breathtaking views. Steeped in history and so peaceful. It is lovely to be able to share the peace of the monks. The shop has lovely items, which the priest blessed for me. A little piece of heaven on earth.
Written 27 September 2020
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ainey
County Waterford, Ireland26 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
What can I say about Mount Melleray Abbey. Its a very special place and a big part of my childhood as I have fond memories of stopping there on a Sunday spin. If you are looking for peaceful solitude, you will find it here at the Abbey. I have stayed at the guesthouse many times, my last occasion-November, not long after my Wedding for some reflection time. It's a place where you can really feel the presence of God and of our Lady. The Monks cannot do enough for you and you will feel most welcomed as their guest - home cooked food, friendly cafe, nice little gift shop, and above all - the friendliest of people. I always feel right at home there and Mount Melleray holds a special piece of my heart.
Want a retreat, time to reflect, and recharge? Look no further!
Written 5 September 2020
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patorourke
Cork, Ireland375 contributions
Aug 2020
Beautiful peaceful settings a beautiful abbey nice shop and coffee shop it is well worth a visit after a drive up the vee
Written 19 August 2020
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Aug 2020
I was actually planning to stay there for the night but they only open from August 10th onwards. I visited the site and was impressed. Not only the splendid Gothic architecture is a must, but also the stunning views over the valley!!!
Written 6 August 2020
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Kathy S
8 contributions
Aug 2019
We were in Lismore/Cappoquin for a family reunion. We stayed at a bed and breakfast down the way from the Abbey. We had a bit of spare time so we went up to the Abbey. The church was beautiful. There were several places to worship. We also found a place to light candles for our loved ones. The view outside was amazing. What a gorgeous place to sit and reflect.
Written 24 February 2020
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Excursion748693
2 contributions
Nov 2019
I will never return, this place has nothing going for it except for the road away form it. The amount of dust in the place is a disgrace.....
Written 13 November 2019
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