This is a Cistercian Trappist Abbey on the slopes of the Knockmealdown Mountains. It is approx 7KM from Cappoquin & 15Km from Lismore. We visited here on the 9th June and would highly recommend it to anybody, not only RC's but to anyone who loves beautiful surroundings and a calm & peaceful place to spend a wonderful day. It not only is a beautiful Abbey founded in 1833, but the grounds which are so well kept are stunning. There is a cafe with indoor/outdoor seating & a shop that sells religious items. You can visit the Abbey & walk the grounds with its gorgeous views of the mountains (although at 700 acres I believe) you won't walk the whole grounds!) There are toilets & seating areas and we saw people having picnics around the grounds. There is ample parking and it's all free. There is a wonderful 5K trek to the 'Cross' that starts from the Monks farm & goes into the mountains where there is a Jubilee Cross erected in 1950 and if the religion side of things doesn't appeal to you the views from there will. We have put pictures up of our trip to it but the views are even better than the pics show because the sun was shining when we were there so the mountains appear to be in a haze. The track there is well signposted & the final climb is a bit of a breath-buster but it is so worthwhile. You can go on retreat at Mount Melleray as well and if you need somewhere to sit-back & truly get away from it all this is the place to do it. We highly recommend this for a day out.