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Kells Town Visit

i took my sister-in law there as she had never been there before even though she was born about 16... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Virginia, Ireland
Monastic sites in Kells.

Kells has numerous sitest with Celtic Crosses dating from the time of Colmcille, more that a... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Kells, Ireland
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A special place, not much changed in 1,200 years. A place where the incomparable Book of Kells was written and housed for over 800 years. The biggest collection of high crosses in one area. The royal residence of High King Cormac mac Air, the Law...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i took my sister-in law there as she had never been there before even though she was born about 16 miles from there in Virginia Co Cavan she went to England as a small child

Thank Herbert143
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Kells has numerous sitest with Celtic Crosses dating from the time of Colmcille, more that a thousand years ago. You can see Colmcille's house, an original round tower and a copy of The Book of Kells, written by the monks who lived in one of...More

Thank arthurtormay
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

As someone who grew up in Kells, i was always fascinated by the history of the town. From the viking grave to the round tower to St Colmcillea house to the only inland lighthouse in the country Kells is a wonderful town, full of history...More

Thank Ray F
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Old interesting headstones, amazing carved crosses, a church full of information about the Book of Kells, Irish monastic history (if you enjoy Sister Fidelma mystery books, this is must-visit too)

Thank SFNM28
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Go upstairs in the church to see the presentation before visiting the ancient crosses in the church yard. This small exhibition is free (though a donation would be a nice thank you) and is highly informative and will add the the value /enjoyment of your...More

Thank Fraserfraser2011
Reviewed 1 August 2018

You can see old Celtic crosses and a fairly tall round tower at this monastic site. Supposedly the place where the Book of Kells was written. Free.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 24 July 2018

What to see: a small church (sadly not the original one from the middle ages), a round tower and a handful of Celtic high crosses, together with what must be some of the oldest gravestones in all of Ireland.

Thank Verena165
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This was a nice walk from town and it was a quiet step into the past. It's very small, so you can take your time and wander.

Thank HeyKell
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Just lovely to see where the book of kells was written and the beautiful round tower. We went to see Celtic high crosses and ogham stones from the Stone Age near by. Not a bit commercialised which I really liked

Thank nicolasheils
Reviewed 29 June 2018

looking up family nanes if any for family tree.some of the oldest grave stones in ireland.good place for a day out.there where buses from all over when i was there even germany.france.and god knows where.

Thank Leonard-cree
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