Kells Priory is a fantastic old Augustinian ruin on the banks of the Kings River. Known localls as the Seven Castles the priory gets it's name from the tower houses on the perimeter of the priory. The Priory was founded in 1193 by Geoffrey FitzRobert and was in use until dissolution of the monastery took place in 1540.
Parking is available in the carpark and it's free to stroll through the old priory buildings. It's worth walking over the bridge at the back of the priory and also taking in Hutchinsons Mill and Mullins Mill and completing your stoll over the main bridge and up through the village and back to the carpark. You can also take in Kilree Round Tower just a few kilometers up the hill from the Priory.
A Café is now open in Mullins Mill close to the Priory every Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 6pm, it's a fantastic setting on the banks of the Kings River.
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