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- Directions from Town: Located 1 mile east of Newtownards on the Movilla Road leading to Millisle
- Mobile narrative: Movilla Abbey - Church of Ireland As important as Bangor, Movilla was associated with Saint ...
- Opening times: Access all year round
- Prices: Admission free
Movilla AbbeyNewtownards Down - Northern Ireland
Movilla Abbey - Church of Ireland
As important as Bangor, Movilla was associated with Saint Finian of the 6th-century. As with many early monasteries, it was refounded as an Augustinian abbey in the Norman 12th century. It possesses the best collection of 13th Century coffin lids with foliate lids, in the Province. Only one stone survives from the pre-Norman monastery; it is marked with a prayer for Dertrend or "dodertrend." Later structures include the ruins of a 13th-century church rebuilt in the 15th-century. One mile east of Newtownards.Situated 1 mile east of Newtownards, on the south of the B172 to Millisle.
ContactTelephone+44 (0)28 9181 1491
Address: Movilla Abbey, Movilla Road, Newtownards, Down, BT23 8EZ