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Mount Melleray Abbey

Mount Melleray Abbey is a community of Cistercian (Trappist) monks. The monastery is situated on the slopes of the Knockmealdown mountains in County Waterford, Ireland.

The monastic tradition of hospitality dates back to the earliest monks and was incorporated by St. Benedict into his Rule. In fact, monasteries were the hostels of early medieval Europe. Mount Melleray has welcomed guests since its inception and continues to share with visitors an atmosphere of peace and quiet that facilitates private prayer, reading, reflection and daily participation with the monks in the Divine Office and Mass. Guests discover that personal retreats provide relief from the pressures of the outside world and opportunities to connect with God in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. Those wishing to spend some time at the Abbey may make a booking by letter, fax or phone. While there is no fixed charge for Guest House accommodation and meals, donations are appreciated and left to the means of each guest.


Monastic Retreats