Ballymena Borough Council Tourism Section
Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey

Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey

9 miles west of Ballymena, Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey belongs to a story of almost a thousand years. It is part of the Cistercian Order which was founded in France at Cîteaux in Burgundy in the year 1098. The document outlining the constitution of the Order is known as the Charter of Love. Taking it’s inspiration from the Rule of St. Benedict (RB) the cistercian life was to be one of secluded communal intercession, contemplative prayer with manual work given it’s prominent position.

 Gift & Craft Shop

11, Ballymena Rd,

Portglenone,

 Ballymena,

County Antrim BT44 8BL

(T) 028 2582 1341

 Open Mon-Sun 9.00am - 5.00pm

 FREE access.

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