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Old Mellifont Abbey Co. Louth

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Reconstructed old Mellifont Abbey Cloister Arcade with dial encircled

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Enhanced closeup photo of dial

This scratch dial is located on one of the capitals on the reconstructed cloister arcade at Old Mellifont Abbey, Co. Louth. Founded in 1142A.D., but now a ruin, it was the first Cistercian monastery in Ireland.

The Abbey ruins are located 10km north-west of Drogheda off the R168 (Drogheda-Collon Road).

Lat 53° 45' North   Long 6° 28' West

Irish Grid    O   301175   278048