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History you can touch

It’s very rare that you find a relic (or even a replica thereof) of the ancient world that you can... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
SaoirseFaith
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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a very disturbing history with english hanging rebels of these cross and holy relics to embarrass the Irish as this was

it is not every day you see important relics like this with so much history.the crosses need... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
warren k
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Campbell River, Canada
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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

It’s very rare that you find a relic (or even a replica thereof) of the ancient world that you can approach up close, never mind actually touch! This magnificent high cross just sits outside the temporary tourist Centre; you can walk up and closely examine...More

Thank SaoirseFaith
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I walked past this the first day we were in Kells, then with the help of the hotel staff, we found it on our way out of town. Amazing high cross - must see when in Kells.

Thank HeyKell
Reviewed 25 June 2018

it is not every day you see important relics like this with so much history.the crosses need restoration as wethering is evident but if you where around for 1500 hunded years you slso might need restoation?

Thank warren k
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The Market Cross now stands in front of the town's Heritage Center, where it was moved several years ago. It once marked one of the boundaries of a local monastery. Legend has it that Cromwell once hanged rebels from is arms in the 1600's. While...More

1  Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is basically just a Celtic cross, but is sort of isolated by a building (official looking--was evening). It takes only a few minutes, but the cross is in pretty good shape and gives you a fine example of this tradition. If you are there,...More

Thank tak309
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Parking on street, easily accessed. The cross itself is broken, but protected by a plastic cover in front of the town hall. Short walk to town center.

Thank phoenixesrose
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I have been to Kells so many times over the years but never got around to seeing the Market Cross. It was something I was determined to put right on this visit. It is a beautiful, intricate carving with scenes from the bible adorning both...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 18 August 2016

There is nothing unusual other than it is a Celtic cross. I may be a bit cynical because after many years of visiting Ireland I have seen so many in other parts of this beautiful island.

1  Thank TONYTONING
Reviewed 5 June 2016

If you visit Kells by all means drive down to the Market Cross that has been moved to the front of the Heritage Centre. Of the crosses at Kells, this one is probably the best, and with a protective covering hopefully will last several more...More

Thank Oxford1809
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We drove to the city of Kells to see some sites and eat dinner. We saw the 9th century Market High Cross as soon as we drove into Kells. We pulled into a parking spot on the side and I snapped some pictures. Lovely.

Thank Jennifer L
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