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Mount Melleray Abbey

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Cappoquin, Ireland
+353 58 54404
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I love mellary abbey so peaceful and tranquility So scenic grew up near here but visit every... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Regina O
Villierstown, Waterford, Ireland
Couldn't find a more peaceful place

Went here by chance on a recent visit home while we were driving around. I remember coming as a... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I love mellary abbey so peaceful and tranquility So scenic grew up near here but visit every chance I get

Thank Regina O
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Went here by chance on a recent visit home while we were driving around. I remember coming as a young child and it was a lovely peaceful place and it didn't disappoint again. Just getting out of the car and looking at the monastery and...More

Thank sinny12lyns
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is a place we frequently visited as children and it holds special personal memories for me, however it is really worth seeing, they are so few monks left now and sadly getting older It is a wonderfully place to escape to tranquillity and rest...More

Thank Orla C
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We were brought here to the Abbey as children a full day trip. Visiting the beautiful Abbey church, walking around the grounds enjoying the scenic surroundings, a visit to the shop for medals etc. A prayer at the graveyard. Ice cream on sunny days. Now...More

1  Thank eiliskelleher
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This was one of the few and first times I've visited a catholic abbey and must say that I was impressed by both the tranquil surroundings and the modern interior combined with its old exterior. It offers places for prayer and contemplation. Something you definitely...More

Thank Andraste_C
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend visited mount melleray abbey, after we payed a visit to the shrine it's a must highly recommend it

Thank Patrick M
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...More

Thank antijean
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
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 O
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
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30 May 2017|
Response from antijean | Reviewed this property |
Oops ... this is probably too late, but to get to Mount Melleray from Dublin without a car would be very awkward and expensive! There are buses that would take you to Waterford, Cahir, Dungarvan, Cork, but these would... More
Therese L
14 February 2017|
Response from antijean | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Sunday in September and didn't see any evidence of a coffee shop within the monastery grounds. However there were signs pointing to a building where visitors were invited to avail of 'tea and chat... More