Bective Abbey (Irish: Mainistir Bheigthí [1] ) is a Cistercian monastery on the River Boyne in Bective, County Meath, Ireland. The monastery was founded by Murchad O’Maeil-Sheachlainn in 1147 as a “daughter of the house” of Mellifont Abbey. Although nothing remains but the ancient ruins and walls, it is in a remarkable condition. Bective Abbey are easy to find thanks to many signs along the way and it puts in the middle of a farmer’s pasture. In 2012 the OPW bought a portion of land from farmers, it is converted into a large parking lot and a walkway from the monastery to the parking lot.


Bective Abbey was used as a location for the filming of the 1995 historical action-drama film Braveheart . The film was produced and directed by Mel Gibson, who also starred in the title role.


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