Nendrum Monastic Site

Part of the Saint Patrick's Trail
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.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

2nd July - 2nd October

Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon 10:00 - 17:00

Prices:

Admission Free.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Portaferry Visitor Information Centre

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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Contact Details

Mahee Island
Ringneill Road
Comber
County Down
BT23 6EP

Website:
www.communities-ni.gov.uk/topics/historic-environment
Email:
scmenquiries@communities-ni.gov.uk
Tel: (028) 9082 3207
Alt: (028) 9082 3214