Things to see or do
- Directions: Just west of and clearly visible from the m1 motorway, just north of Drogheda. 5km from Tullyallen, 8km from Drogheda.
- Access: Sited across a minor road from the carpark. Level but gravel-covered paths around the well-kept site.
- Facilities: Car park, bus park, wheelchair access, toilet facilities, Guided tours on request.
- Admission Prices: No admission charge
MonasterboiceCollon Louth - Ireland East
In the 5th century, St Buite founded a monastic community near Drogheda in County Louth and today, it is home to an impressive collection of ruins. On the site, visitors can discover an old graveyard, two churches and a sundial. Another highlights is undoubtedly the well-preserved round tower, which stands at 28m high. There are also two spectacular high crosses: Muirdeach’s Cross and the West Cross, noted as being the tallest in Ireland. Monasterboice was a thriving centre of religion and learning until 1142, when the Cistercians arrived at the nearby Mellifont Abbey.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)41 983 7070
Address: Monasterboice, Co Louth, Republic Of Ireland