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Kells Priory

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A surprise find

We didn't intend to visit the Kells Priory. Our sat nav was supposed to take us from the Rock of Cashel to the Jerpoint Abbey and instead of taking some major roads we went on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Janulik
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Prague, Czech Republic

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't intend to visit the Kells Priory. Our sat nav was supposed to take us from the Rock of Cashel to the Jerpoint Abbey and instead of taking some major roads we went on some very tiny ones and found this amazing priory. We walked towards it through some fields, it was a pretty rare find. It was founded... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not far from Kilkenny. Amazing fortified Priory with most of the walls intact. Huge place and very impressive. Good car park and a nice walk at the back of the priory along the river. Well worth a visit.

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Wells River, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great history to this place. Went to the graveyard there and found a stone dated 1739. Amazing beautiful grounds. Great walk over the King's River to the Mill in Kells. Beautiful scenery. It makes a loop back to the Priory. My favorite place in Ireland.

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Favorite spot for feeling of the past, must see, can visualize town and structures of long ago. Parking nearby

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in the Kilkenny area, be sure to stop here!!! It's kind of confusing to get here though...but the lady at Jerpoint Abbey gave us a map and we found it okay. It's free to go to, but I would def have paid! So around the ruins, sheep roam. And there is nothing more Irish landscapy than sheep +... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was one of our favourite places in our one month tour of Ireland for our family of four (with one teen and one early twenties). Kell's Priory is a large monastic site ( more than 3 acres), with lots of atmosphere. We were lucky and were able to climb the round tower with a very helpful and knowledgeable OPW... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This time of year we had the paddock that these ruins sit on to ourselves. Great peaceful acreage but watch for the sheep poop. This is a free attraction and parking was no problem or fees. Walk through the arch and around the site. There is also a small cemetery along side worth a look. September is off season, so... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We visited on a wet Sunday and were one of only two couples there. Basically the site is the ruins of an ancient priory and remarkably intact in many places. It's in the middle if a paddock so a walk through the grass and sheep droppings is required. It's free, though. Enter through the kissing arch. There's also and old... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We visited Kells priory after the owner of Lawcus Farm B and B suggested it. It is only about a mile from their property. It was one of our favorite sites because so much of it is intact. Additionally, its not crowded, plenty of parking, peaceful and no entrance fee, just roam as you please. Knowing there is no entrance... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We visited here early one day after leaving Kilkenny. It is about 15 minutes south. This is a large ruin site with most of the foundation intact so you have a sense of the outline and design of the buildings that were once there. There were tours this summer, but no one was there when we visited. Just us and... More 

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