photo: Sandra Gelbe

                                      

                                                                      

                          name

Mellifont

                  latin name

Mellifons

                  founded in

1142

           cistercian since

1142

               inhabited by

monks

            primary abbey

Clairvaux

             mother abbey

Clairvaux

         daughter abbeys

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bective (1147)

Boyle (1148)

Baltinglass (1148)

Maigue (1148)

Kilbeggan (1150)

Newry (1153)

Shrule (1200)

                 dissolved in

1539

              reinhabited in

1938 OCSO - new location

                        to visit

ruins

                       address

County Louth, near Drogheda

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