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Kells Priory

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Real hidden gem - not sure why this isn't rated higher!

Fantastic experience today visiting Kells Priory. We arrived at 10am with ourn1-yr old on a rainy... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ottawa, Canada
Off the beaten path, marvelous

This is a very interesting site--out in the country, you will need a car. It's a really large site... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic experience today visiting Kells Priory. We arrived at 10am with ourn1-yr old on a rainy morning and there was only 1 other car in the parking lot. We walked through the field to get up close to the ruins and we were greeted by...More

Thank DoubleB33
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting site--out in the country, you will need a car. It's a really large site with a walled keep and seven large towers along the wall. It's very extensive, a very large site, and as a bonus you can walk down...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This site brings about a sense of mystery and wonder - you enter through a field filled with grazing sheep (and sheep poop) and the site itself inspires awe. Once you begin to walk through the ruins and think about those who lived and worshipped,...More

Thank Joanne P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Priory is situated in this lovely meadow. The ruins have sheep grazing nearby. There's even a couple of picnic tables for you to enjoy a lunch, if you've remembered to pack one!

Thank LJ O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In two decades of many, many a holiday to Ireland, I had never been to Kells. I had recommended it to my clients many times however it had all been through anecdotal evidence and research. Seeing it with my own eyes for the first time...More

Thank Louis G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fascination look into a medieval Priory. Ruins of an ancient church and Priory spread over farmland dotted with grazing sheep bring past and present together. A quiet walk amid the ruins brings the past back to life.

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Kells Priory is a beautiful ruins. There is a loop that can be made around the area to experience other sites such as the mill. There is a heard of sheep within the priory but they did not seem to be alarmed by us. We...More

Thank Brooke M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We unfortunately were there on one of Ireland's famed rainy days and the entrance we found was down a grassy hill so it was slippery at parts. Also it is a pasture so watch your step as you approach the buildings. The ruins were quite...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We visited on a lucky sunny morning when staying outside of Kilkenny. We practically had the place to ourselves except for a flock of sheep. This was such a treat to find in the middle of Kells, free, so easily accessible and such history. We...More

Thank 3triplet
Reviewed 4 June 2017

My family and I visited the Kells Priory two weeks ago. We found the ruins interesting and spent about 90 minutes exploring the site. We stopped by mid-afternoon and we were the only ones there - just us and the sheep! If you are in...More

Thank larkin5294
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