About this church
Nendrum is thought to have been set up by St Machaoi in the 5th century but also has links to St Patrick.
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.
To reach the island, follow signs from Comber, and keep going. Have faith, as the causeways from the mainland to Reagh Island, and from there to Mahee Island, can apparently be crossed even at high tide (although we recommend checking and planning around the tide times). There is a Visitor Centre which houses interactive and graphic displays, models, artefacts and videos.
Enjoy a virtual tour of Nendrum Monastic Site here.