Hollywood blockbusters and ancient seat of Cistercian learning….....
Bective Abbey near Trim in Co. Meath was founded in 1147 . It has been home for the Cisterian order and is the daughter house to Old Mellifont Abbey near Drogheda.
In 1955, Rock Hudson filmed Captain Lightfoot and in 1995, Braveheart was filmed here and also at Trim Castle.
More recently, the medieval tale, The Last Duel was filmed there starring Ben Afleck and Matt Damon.