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Ancient ruins

We visited on a wet Sunday and were one of only two couples there. Basically the site is the ruins... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
Perth, Australia
founded in 1193 - still so much intact!

We visited Kells priory after the owner of Lawcus Farm B and B suggested it. It is only about a... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
Atlanta, Georgia
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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...More

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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,...More

Thank seesterdelmundo
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...More

Thank sshaw1904
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Decided to visit here after Jerpoint Abbey.The OPW were giving tours of the sight and were excellent.It was free to wander round this huge sight and our guide was very informative and brought us up on the roof of the tower where the views were...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Such a fab place to spend time and the beauty of it is that it is so quiet and generally unexplored by tourists (far flung and local) who are missing a complete gem!

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

I love this place, outdoors and raw but still splendid. There are some guided tours and one of the castles has been 'restored' but I have not been there. Another visitor said its not been sympathetically restored. I think the place could have more information...More

Thank CynthiaClarke
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We were there on a quiet morning and got an excellent, personalized, and free tour from an OPW guide. Sadly, the sheep were off getting shorn while we visited.

Thank Meaghan B
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The hidden castle feels private and is quiet. It feels as if you're coming up on a unknown ruin. Mick (Micky) and Leona were the guides that we came up on and who helped us and told us all about the history, explained the lay...More

Thank salmamanzur
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Kell's Priory is an amazing price of Irish history. We were very surprised upon showing up that they were doing guided tours for the summer. Our tour guide, Mick, was very knowledgeable and great fun. Give yourself about 40 minutes for the tour.

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The site was wonderful and the guides were the best we've had in Ireland. Very helpful, wonderful story tellers, very knowledgeable. The even opened the tower house for us and guided is to the top for some spectacular views. My daughter (6 & 8) didn't...More

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