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This site is huge, and impressive for that

A little hard to find the easiest way to get to the actual site. We were lucky some locals let us... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
capowilson
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Dana Point, California
Peaceful and intriguing

A large site with precinct walls with towers, Kells Priory sits by a river adding to the pleasure... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Adam C
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Average1%
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“tower houses” (3 reviews)
“sheep pasture” (7 reviews)
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"watch your step"
in 7 reviews
"tower houses"
in 3 reviews
"sheep pasture"
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"definitely worth the stop"
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"impressive site"
in 2 reviews
"peaceful setting"
in 3 reviews
"off limits"
in 3 reviews
"quiet walk"
in 2 reviews
"hours walking"
in 2 reviews
"within the walls"
in 2 reviews
"great site"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful ruins"
in 5 reviews
"water mill"
in 4 reviews
"walked around"
in 2 reviews
"love history"
in 2 reviews
"middle ages"
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"monastic site"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Loved the serenity and many beautiful angles of Kells Priory. Some scaffolding is present and you need to walk through a sheep paddock... but it’s free and unmanned. You can wander about at your leisure. The walking loop from the village looks like it would...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I ventured out to Kells from Kilkenny. I wasn’t driving in Ireland, so we took a cab out to the site for about 20 euro. Well worth it. Lovely unspoiled site. Spent about 2 hours walking around and taking photos. Trail was...More

1  Thank J2982VDlisaa
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous setting and exploring all on your own, walking past the busy sheep and disturbing the birds, all these things made it my favorite stop. And I almost missed it, because GPS says you are there before you get there. Keep driving and you'll see...More

2  Thank MelissaJMcC
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Another winter morning trip to this site. The sun wassn't work till 11am and it lighted up the entire architecture. The mansonary work was amazing and breath taking. The visit took about 2 - 3 hours of slow admiring and wondering in the various compartments...More

1  Thank omega123
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

An old Irish man recommended me this place. It is a great place to relax but you will need to bring waterproof shoes with you or non slippy shoes. Be prepared to get dirty, so do not wear very expensive clothes or heels. Kells Priory...More

1  Thank MalwaPr
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

The Kells Priory is located in a small village, far from the noise and the tourists. It offers some beautiful medieval ruins, and there's a little walking loop that will take you along a river up to an old water mill. Peaceful, it's a nice...More

1  Thank Jerome P
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

I loved this place. We were lucky and happened to go at a time there was a volunteer guide there. No one in site except us and him. He gave us a personal tour, and allowed us to climb a bit and explore. It was...More

2  Thank JcJud
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Enjoyed the lovely setting with big open landscape. Only 4 of us on Sept 25 morning. A few workers were doing some restoration works. Its definitely worth a visit if you're in Kilkenny country. We stayed overnight in Thomastown, which was nice and quiet. Food...More

1  Thank arangemas
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