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Nendrum Monastic Site
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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.

No unaccompanied children under the age of 16.

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Grounds open permanently

Summer opening 24/06/2017 - 17/09/2017

Visitor centre opening times:

Monday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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Nendrum Monastic Site

Mahee Island Ringneill Road
County Down
BT23 6EP
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T: (028) 9082 3207
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