Churches, Abbeys and Monasteries
In the 5th century, St Buite founded a monastic community near Drogheda in County Louth and today, it is home to an impressive collection of ruins.
On the site, visitors can discover an old graveyard, two churches and a sundial. Another highlights is undoubtedly the well-preserved round tower, which stands at 28m high. There are also two spectacular high crosses: Muirdeach’s Cross and the West Cross, noted as being the tallest in Ireland.
Monasterboice was a thriving centre of religion and learning until 1142, when the Cistercians arrived at the nearby Mellifont Abbey.
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