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Interesting ruins

We unfortunately were there on one of Ireland's famed rainy days and the entrance we found was down... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Lisa W
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Saskatoon, Canada
Stunning

We visited on a lucky sunny morning when staying outside of Kilkenny. We practically had the place... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
3triplet
via mobile
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

We unfortunately were there on one of Ireland's famed rainy days and the entrance we found was down a grassy hill so it was slippery at parts. Also it is a pasture so watch your step as you approach the buildings. The ruins were quite...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We visited on a lucky sunny morning when staying outside of Kilkenny. We practically had the place to ourselves except for a flock of sheep. This was such a treat to find in the middle of Kells, free, so easily accessible and such history. We...More

Thank 3triplet
Reviewed 5 June 2017

My family and I visited the Kells Priory two weeks ago. We found the ruins interesting and spent about 90 minutes exploring the site. We stopped by mid-afternoon and we were the only ones there - just us and the sheep! If you are in...More

Thank larkin5294
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Found this truly amazing relaxing place on my visit to kilkenny and it is fantastic and a real must see .

Thank _mary_gormley58
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Great place to stroll around and take in the atmosphere. What an interesting site. Don't be in a rush. The Augustinian Priory was founded in 1193...... There are no opening/closing times and no entry fees. Don't forget to walk along the river, it is so...More

Thank Ann O
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Read about this in a Rick Steve's guide book so it may not stay hidden long, but it was a great stop. After a day in Kilkenny when all the sites had closed (after 6pm) I was able to take a short drive and explore...More

1  Thank Irene_trekker
Reviewed 19 May 2017

My wife and I visited Kell's Priory in May, 2017. This is a pretty well preserved ruin, which is amazing, considering it's now a sheep pasture (watch your step). There is a trail that goes around the ruin, and gates keeping the animals out. Once...More

Thank 13Kenny13
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Incredible place. It is a well-preserved ruin - easy to walk around imagining what life was like there some hundreds of years ago. There was no one else there when we visited and we had a great time deciding which "rooms" were the monks' cells,...More

Thank Betty668988
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Words can't describe this place. We spent almost 2 hours exploring climbing, admiring, etc. My kids didn't want to leave! It's GIGANTIC and every corner you take is a new place to explore. We were the only ones there most of the time. Not sure...More

Thank AimeeLally
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We loved this place. It was a wonderfully misty day when we visited and our kids enjoyed exploring the grounds and pretending to be in Middle Ages. While it's not in perfect condition, you still get a great sense of what was there hundreds of...More

Thank genionyc
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