Old Melifont Abbey

Old Mellifont Abbey

Contact Details


Co. Louth
A92 K682

Contact Details : 

28th May to 26th August

Telephone No:00 353 41 982 6459

Fax No: 00 353 419826053

Email: mellifontabbey@opw.ie


Outside of the listed opening dates please contact Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre. Email:brunaboinne@opw.ie

Opening Hours


28th May - 26th August

 Daily 10.00 - 18.00

Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Average Length of Visit: 1 hour.

Admission Fees

Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00.


Visitor Centre, exhibition, toilets, toilet for visitors with disabilities, self-guiding trail, public car / coach park, picnic area.

Restaurant/Tearooms: None





Following Government guidelines this site is closed until further notice.

The first Cistercian monastery in Ireland founded in 1142 by St Malachy of Armagh, its most unusual feature is the octagonal Lavabo c. 1200. The Visitor Centre houses an interesting exhibition on the work of masons in the Middle Ages with fine examples of their craft on display.

Location: 10km north-west of Drogheda off the R168 (Drogheda-Collon Road)

Bus Route(s): Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre +353 1 836 6111

Guided Tours: Available on request

Max No: 35 - 40

Duration: 40 minutes

Leaflet/Guide book: English, Irish, French, German, Italian, Spanish.

Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above.

Photography / Video allowed: Yes, but permit required for commercial purposes

Additional Information: This site is fully accessible for visitors with disabilities.