Brought a French student on a tour of Kells. Lots of interesting historical sites to explore. No guide available that particular day but we managed.
About Kells Monastic Site
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This is the monastic site where the Book of Kells was written. The site is now in the Church of Ireland church yard. We visited on a freezing December day so it all looked a lot more mystical in the frost. There are good paths...More
Several large crosses with clear narrative stonework. The Tower is extraordinary. No staircase! Remarkably intact. Recommend taking a Guide to explore this amazing area. Recommend Derek Smith of Beautiful Meath Tours.
The High Crosses were the focal point in the graveyard, but there are many old and interesting headstones dating back many years.
This Monastery of St Colmcille - or was his name really Cillian or Killian or Columb? - stands in the quaint little village of Kells. It was built on the site of a destroyed Medieval Church, with only the Bell Tower remaining. The present St...More
Enjoyed this site and the town of Kells in general as it was off the beaten path for us. This was my first experience seeing high Celtic crosses. I was amazed at how ancient and recent past sit side by side in the form of...More
The parish church (Church of Ireland) has a nice graveyard with three quite nice large, old celtic crosses. We had a nice walk about in sunday morning when grounds were open.
There were some interesting ancient crosses in the cemetary. The church was ok, and they had a replica of the book of Kells, but it was not the real thing. A bit disappointing.
A well kept monastic site, now effectively in the grounds of a protestant church. The monastic remains are interesting and the graveyard around the more recent church provides a lesson in the local history of the protestant community.