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My wife and I stopped by here early one morning .You could just feel the history as you walked... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Columbia, Maryland
No crowds

We got there around 9:45am and there was no one there. You do have to walk through the grass so be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Allison B
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I stopped by here early one morning .You could just feel the history as you walked around the ruins. The local elementary school made up a guide of the area which is in a box by the parking lot. Also check out...More

Thank desommer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got there around 9:45am and there was no one there. You do have to walk through the grass so be careful. It was an amazing site to see

Thank Allison B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in June and our guide from the Kilkenny Ghost Tour recommended this ruin on our way to Waterford. WHAT A GEM. No crowd, open to walk around and outside the walls on the backside is a cemetery. Pack a lunch and enjoy the...More

Thank ButlertheDog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The largest monastic site in Ireland, it includes a large wall with several towers that encloses several acres, as well as foundations and remnants of a 900-year old religious community. There's no tour, no signage, just a bunch of evocative ruins out in a field...More

Thank TomChatt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to visit here at 5pm one evening as it was near to where we were staying. No great expectations - we new it adjoined the King's River with a walkway into the village of Kells, and it sounded a pleasant walk. Well, the...More

Thank bobjanh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so lucky, the day that I was there I was able to climb to the top of the round tower which was the Prior's residence. There was a young man who was wonderful and gave a guided tour to me and two local...More

Thank Lark54
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

When you are leaving the town Kilkenny, and are looking for a short stop on the way to the next big thing, go and visit Kells Priory. Walk around the ruins, take in the atmosphere. Don't expect to spend a lot of time there. However,...More

Thank Kaasknabbel
Reviewed 30 August 2017

A great place for a picnic among the beautiful ruins.Lots of good photo opps.Nothing has been restored so you are looking at what the 18th century saw.The river is a nice place to sit.Few people visit as it is less famous than the Kells where...More

Thank danodonoghue2703
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We visited here while staying in a nearby B&B and were happy for the recommendation. No tour and no fee but a great place to explore and enjoy the outdoors. Make sure to take the path that runs along the river, past a water mill,...More

Thank penny0502
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We visited at the recommendation of our B&B as the priory was a short drive down the road. What a great place to visit! They offered free tours every 15 minutes, which we found informative and helped us imagine what it originally looked like. They...More

Thank geril717
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