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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