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Nendrum Monastic Site Tour

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 three 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. In 1999, the world's known oldest tidal mill was excavated at the site, dating to AD 619-621.

Tours will commence promptly on time at the entrance to the site please allow time for parking and be on site at least 5 minutes prior to your tour time to ensure the tour does not depart without you.

A maximum of 20 people can be accommodated on each tour. Babes in arms will not require a ticket. Please be aware that all children must be accompanied. All persons wishing to take part in the tour must hold a ticket to gain access.

All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Refunds will only be given in the event of the tours being cancelled.

Tours take place on the following dates: 13th April, 11th May, 8th June, 13th July, 10th August.

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Opening times

11.00 - 12.00

Price list

Adults - £5

Child - £3

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Nendrum Monastic Site Tour

Nendrum Monastic Site Mahee Island
County Down
BT23 6EP
Phone number
T: (028) 9082 3207
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