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 Northern Ireland.
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. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.
Opening times:Opening hours up to 31st May 2015
Visitor Centre -
10:00 - 17:00 - Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Last admission 16:30 each day.
Access to the site is available all year round.
Location / Directions
From Belfast take A20 towards Newtownards to the A22 towards Comber, straight through Comber and follow signs for Mahee Island.
- Parking Available
- Free (parking charges may apply)
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