This project involved the construction of 27 en-suite rooms of which 7 are infirmary rooms with infirmarian and visiting nurse’s station; physiotherapy facilities; a private chapel, a community room, and modern servicing. The existing building was completely refurbished which included refurbishment of the existing guesthouse, 16 rooms, repair works to the roof and existing stone walls.
Mount Melleray Abbey, found outside Cappoquin, County Waterford, was the first monastery founded in Ireland following the Reformation. When the French government forced out all foreign monks at the Cistercian monastery of Melleray in Brittany, France, a group of Irish and English came to Ireland in search of land. Sir Richard Keane granted their wish, and in 1832, they established Mount Melleray Abbey. Today, the abbey continues to be a tranquil religious community.
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