Stitch and Bear

A long-running Irish blog with reviews of the best restaurants in Dublin and throughout Ireland. Some wine and cocktails thrown in for good measure!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mellifont Abbey

Today we visited the Old Mellifont Abbey, located a short distance off the M1, near Drogheda. Only ruins are left now of this once-magnificent Cistercian abbey. The main feature is the unique octagonal 'lavabo' where the monks would have washed their hands prior to eating. Only low walls and remnants remain of the rest of the abbey.


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