Nendrum is thought to have been set up by St Machaoi in the 5th Century and also has links to St Patrick in later sources. The monastery consists of 3 round dry stone walled enclosures, one within the other. There is evidence of industrial works in the outer enclosure; a central enclosure with a church ruin and sundial, the remains of a round tower and a graveyard. The middle enclosure has the remains of huts and workshops. It is thought to be the best example of a pre-Norman monastic site in NI.
There is a visitor centre which houses interactive and graphic displays, models, artefacts and videos. The site is not suitable for disabled access.
No unaccompanied children under the age of 16.
NB. As we do not have exact location information, this is a map of the local area.
10:00am-17:00pm Tue to Sun (1st Apr to 31 May 2014)
10:00am-17:00pm daily (1st Jun to 15th Sep 2014)
12noon-16:00pm Tue to Sun (16th Sep to 31st Oct 2014)
12noon-16:00pm Sun only (1st Nov 2014 to 28 Feb 2015)
12noon-16:00pm Tue to Sun (1st Mar to 31st Mar 2015)
Location / Directions
From Belfast take A20 towards Newtownards to the A22 towards Comber, straight through Comber and follow signs for Mahee Island.
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