Mount Melleray Abbey

Mount Melleray Abbey, Cappoquin

Mount Melleray Abbey
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GordonB19
Dublin31 contributions
A bit disappointing
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
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A little piece of heaven on earth
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, Ireland24 contributions
Mount Melleray is a special place.
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, Ireland364 contributions
So peaceful
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
Impressive!
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
Such a beautiful place inside and out!
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
Too dusty
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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che777
yorkshire61 contributions
Stunning location for a Holy place
Sep 2019
Attended Sunday mass which was very revevrent with lovley worhsip amd music. Coffee afterwards with very tasty scones, served extra coffee by the Priest/Monk who delivered the Homily, lovely welcoming man. Shop well stocked with Catholic essentilals.
Written 3 October 2019
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AmiableAnt
19 contributions
Serene & Scenic
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is an historic and still functioning monastery. There's an awe-striking Cathedral (it was Sunday, so we didn't enter it), and a visitor center that will show you the history of the Monastery & a presentation to explain what monastic life is like & why some men chose it. Visitors cannot enter the grounds of the working monastery. There is also a coffee shop.

To reach the Abbey, you drive up a scenic & scary Irish mountain road, complete with free-range sheep. This is not a big tourist destination; we only knew of it because of the recommendation of the Glasha House B&B owner. I'm glad we made the detour; I found the historic buildings & Cathedral lovely, the history interesting, and the view breathtaking.
Written 26 September 2019
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noel k
clonmel217 contributions
Some of the finest stained glass windows in Ireland
Aug 2019
We try to call to Mellery every summer. Such a spiritual experience ,sitting in the main church in quiet reflection. or admiring the magnificent stained glass windows from the famous Harry Clarke Studios, On a more secular note there is a quaint teashop run by the Monastery volunteers ,serving tea / coffee and fruit scones , jam and cream .Am I allowed to say "Heavenly "
Written 25 August 2019
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