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Kells Monastic Site

Kells, Ireland
+353 87 706 4421
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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 Maker.
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Kells, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The parish church (Church of Ireland) has a nice graveyard with three quite nice large, old celtic crosses. We had a nice walk about in sunday morning when grounds were open.

Thank tak309
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our granddaughters had never visited any part of Ireland before. They were amazed at the art work. They had never seen ancient monasteries. It was a marvelous experience for them.

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were some interesting ancient crosses in the cemetary. The church was ok, and they had a replica of the book of Kells, but it was not the real thing. A bit disappointing.

Thank bradziker1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well kept monastic site, now effectively in the grounds of a protestant church. The monastic remains are interesting and the graveyard around the more recent church provides a lesson in the local history of the protestant community.

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An old cemetery and a couple of old celtic crosses.. The amazing book of Kells came from this hidden corner of the world

Thank Matina M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't know what we're we going to find here, so we were very surprise with this tower and its history, the views are impresive, it's worth it a walk.

Thank Celia E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Free entry to the church and graveyard where there is a great round tower and ancient Celtic crosses.

Thank holidayseeker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this location to view the old crosses and such. Nice place to spend an hour. Watch the times and days open. We missed it on Sunday and it said gates open at 11am on Monday and we were there at 10:45 and the gates...More

Thank newadventure53
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Kells has a wonderful round tower and several beautiful high crosses, all but one of which are situated in the local graveyard. The church has some interesting carvings above the doorway. Nearby is a small oratory associated with St Columba, or Columcille. Unfortunately the guide...More

Thank DrMedieval
Reviewed 31 March 2017

It's on a local church site, but there is a 16th century church tower, remains of 4 high crosses and a round tower on site. The grounds are well maintained by someone at the parrish and gated. I found it easy enough and only needed...More

1  Thank phoenixesrose
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