Bannside Craft Shop, Bethlehem Abbey
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11 Ballymena Road
Portglenone, Ballymena, County Antrim,
(028) 2582 1754
(028) 2582 2795
Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey is a Cistercian monastery in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey is a Cistercian monastery in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It was founded in 1948 and currently numbers 20 monks. The monks live a secluded, contemplative life in which prayer holds a central position. In addition to private prayer and study, they assemble in church eight times a day for prayer and Mass. The monastery has a guesthouse for those wishing to make short retreats, a Repository, a Gift Shop and a Coffee Shop.
The Gift shop stocks Irish-made souvenir goods - crystal, china, peat, Aran knitwear, candles and much more.