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Worth the visit!

This was the first ruins that we visited in Ireland and I wasn't disappointed. A tour guide came... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kingston, Canada
Kells Priory County Kilkenny The beauty of Kells and its surroundings.

The village of Kells and the alongside priory is a beautiful place to visit. There is a circular... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first ruins that we visited in Ireland and I wasn't disappointed. A tour guide came out to greet us and talk about the site. He was very friendly and well informed.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The village of Kells and the alongside priory is a beautiful place to visit. There is a circular path from the car park - free, (on the Stoneyford road) through the priory over the King's River to Mullins Mill at the bridge in Kells. After...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited the site on various occassions, this was our first time to take a guided tour of the site. Our tour guide, John, was very friendly and welcoming and more than willing to answer any questions we had. We look forward to visiting in...More

2  Thank HeWhoTravels1983
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We check this place out on our way to Kilkenny. We actually did Jerpoint Abbey first. I would recommend that as Kells is closer to Kilkenny than Jerpoint. Plus there are signs for Kells as you are leaving Jerpoint making it easy to get to....More

3  Thank Julie H
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Found ourselves in the general neighborhood and stopped in to stretch our legs. We were two of possibly FOUR people poking around this fascinating ruin. What a treat to have the place to ourselves. I only wish we had had the time to take the...More

2  Thank BluegrassKY53
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

This site has some interesting history. Only just starting to get on tourist routes, as is being restored. Fantastic walks around the site enriched in tales of yesteryear.

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing! First off it's free! Who doesn't love free! When we went there weren't many people there which was another plus for me. I like to take unobstructed pictures of breathtaking places and I was definitely able to do that. I don't...More

1  Thank Alicia_Arizona
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We couldn't believe the size and scope of Kells Priory or why it hasn't become that well known by many tourists. It has no fee (for now) and the parking lot holds about 15 cars at most. This site itself, however, is amazing and huge,...More

1  Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 21 May 2018

A little hard to find the easiest way to get to the actual site. We were lucky some locals let us follow them to the best route by the old mill. Such a big site it is a lot to take in, restoration work was...More

1  Thank capowilson
Reviewed 13 May 2018

A large site with precinct walls with towers, Kells Priory sits by a river adding to the pleasure. Walking across the field from the car park it is necessary to avoid sheep droppings but then the sloping site makes it all worth while. There is...More

1  Thank Adam C
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