Old Mellifont Abbey, Co.Louth

We went to visit the old ruins of a monastery today. It was a kind of de tour as we were visiting the local animal sanctuary and had not planned to go here. We came for a little bit and the whether began to turn so I grabbed some photos like this one before leaving. We learned that tomorrow from 2pm onwards there will be monastic beer tasting and tile painting for the kids. There will also be guided tours so we plan to go on those tomorrow. I will collect more photos and gather as much info on the guided tour and post it back on here because right now my knowledge of the monastery is limited. What I do know is that it was Cistercian, founded by St.Stephen and St.Bernard. The first abbot of the monastery built in the 11th century was St.Christian who travelled to Ireland from France. We named our son Christian as a result of this as we are quite close to this community who reopened a new monastery close to this site in the 50s.

So good night for now and speak soon. God bless.

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