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“Wow, great day out”

Mount Melleray Abbey
Reviewed 12 June 2013

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.

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Reviewed 12 June 2013

A Beautiful calming and peaceful place to go
Love it .The Grounds and Shrubs very well looked after.
The Coffee shop nice and staff helpful and pleasant
take a Trip sometime
Enjoy.
Anne.

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Reviewed 25 March 2013

Went for a walk around the grounds..

Nice peaceful place.. We never went in we planned to return however never got a chance.. Grounds were great with stuates well tended gardens & shrubs ...

Steep hill was a lung buster lol..

1  Thank Moomin3oouk
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

This is one of my favourite places to go .The tranquility and Peace here is unreal .The views from Mount Mellerary Abbey are breathtaking and the monks are so friendly.well worth a visit.

3  Thank irishjess
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

Could not get inside the doors but what we could see from the grounds was worth the drive and the photos.

5  Thank o2bnkd
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