religious buildings churches cathedrals etc in County Down
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Churches & Cathedrals in County Down

Heritage sites also including abbeys, religious monuments in County Down...

County Down Cathedrals, Historic Churches, Abbeys

blank tabGREY ABBEYChurches & Cathedrals
Greyabbey, County Down, BT22 2NQ
The ruins of a Cistercian abbey founded in 1193 by Affreca, wife of John de Courcy..
Tel: 028 9054 6552See our website

blank tabNENDRUM MONASTIC SITEChurches & Cathedrals
Comber, County Down
Traditionally founded in the 5th century by St Machaoi, the Nendrum Monastic Site is a fine example of an island monastery. First documented as a parish church in 1306, but abandoned for a mainland site at Tullynakill during the 15th century.

There are references from the 7th Century until 976 AD when the Abbot was burned in his house, perhaps in a Viking raid and in the late 12th century a small Benedictine cell was founded here. There is a summer cottage, built on the site in the early 20th century, which is now being used as a visitor centre. The Centre houses interactive and graphic displays, models, artefacts and video.

There are other facilities at the site including Guided Tours, a Picnic Area, Toilets and a small private car park.
Tel: 028 9054 3037See our website