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Nendrum Monastic Site

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Mahee Island Ringneill Road, Comber, Down,
T: (028) 9054 3037
E: james.mcevoy@doeni.gov.uk

Nendrum Monastery, was founded with the blessing of Saint Patrick in the sixth century.

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.

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