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Bective Abbey (Irish: Mainistir Bheigthí)[2] is a Cistercian abbey on the River Boyne in Bective, County Meath, Ireland.

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Bective Abbey
Mainistir Bheigthí
Monastery information
OrderCistercian
Established1147
Disestablishedc.1530
People
Founder(s)Murchad O'Maeil-Sheachlainn
Architecture
StatusInactive
Site
Public accessYes
Official nameBective Abbey
Reference no.187[1]
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Bective Abbey from the sky
Bective Abbey in 1916.

The abbey was founded in 1147,[3] and the remaining (well-preserved) structure and ruins primarily date to the 15th century.[4] The site, including a nearby car park, were purchased by the state in 2012, and are managed by the Office of Public Works.[5] The abbey, including its early 13th century church, 15th century cloister, and 16th century tower, is a protected structure and recorded on the register of National monuments of Ireland.[6][7]