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Excellent historical site

There is no charge for this site and parking is available, both bonuses. The site is mainly ruins... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Absolutely worth the visit

We came here for a sunset walk at the recommendation of our B&B host's at Lawcus Farm Guest House... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lindsay N
Orlando, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is no charge for this site and parking is available, both bonuses. The site is mainly ruins of the priory, most of the towers can’t be entered but the main tower can if you ask the staff in the hut and the view from...More

1  Thank feralglow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for a sunset walk at the recommendation of our B&B host's at Lawcus Farm Guest House which is right up the road. There is easy parking for your car and then you follow a circular path around the ruins and then down...More

Thank Lindsay N
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This was the first ruins that we visited in Ireland and I wasn't disappointed. A tour guide came out to greet us and talk about the site. He was very friendly and well informed.

1  Thank TravelGirl492017
Reviewed 16 July 2018

The village of Kells and the alongside priory is a beautiful place to visit. There is a circular path from the car park - free, (on the Stoneyford road) through the priory over the King's River to Mullins Mill at the bridge in Kells. After...More

1  Thank Red1953
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Having visited the site on various occassions, this was our first time to take a guided tour of the site. Our tour guide, John, was very friendly and welcoming and more than willing to answer any questions we had. We look forward to visiting in...More

3  Thank HeWhoTravels1983
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We check this place out on our way to Kilkenny. We actually did Jerpoint Abbey first. I would recommend that as Kells is closer to Kilkenny than Jerpoint. Plus there are signs for Kells as you are leaving Jerpoint making it easy to get to....More

3  Thank Julie H
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Found ourselves in the general neighborhood and stopped in to stretch our legs. We were two of possibly FOUR people poking around this fascinating ruin. What a treat to have the place to ourselves. I only wish we had had the time to take the...More

2  Thank BluegrassKY53
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

This site has some interesting history. Only just starting to get on tourist routes, as is being restored. Fantastic walks around the site enriched in tales of yesteryear.

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing! First off it's free! Who doesn't love free! When we went there weren't many people there which was another plus for me. I like to take unobstructed pictures of breathtaking places and I was definitely able to do that. I don't...More

2  Thank Alicia_Arizona
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We couldn't believe the size and scope of Kells Priory or why it hasn't become that well known by many tourists. It has no fee (for now) and the parking lot holds about 15 cars at most. This site itself, however, is amazing and huge,...More

1  Thank ElaineAndGreg
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