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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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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
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
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
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.
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
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.