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Kells Monastic Site

Kells, Ireland
+353 87 706 4421
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A special place, not much changed in 1,200 years. A place where the incomparable Book of Kells was written and housed for over 800 years. The biggest collection of high crosses in one area. The royal residence of High King Cormac mac Air, the Law Maker.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The High Crosses were the focal point in the graveyard, but there are many old and interesting headstones dating back many years.

Thank Salty2010
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This Monastery of St Colmcille - or was his name really Cillian or Killian or Columb? - stands in the quaint little village of Kells. It was built on the site of a destroyed Medieval Church, with only the Bell Tower remaining. The present St...More

Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Enjoyed this site and the town of Kells in general as it was off the beaten path for us. This was my first experience seeing high Celtic crosses. I was amazed at how ancient and recent past sit side by side in the form of...More

Thank Cuchisco
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The parish church (Church of Ireland) has a nice graveyard with three quite nice large, old celtic crosses. We had a nice walk about in sunday morning when grounds were open.

Thank tak309
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Our granddaughters had never visited any part of Ireland before. They were amazed at the art work. They had never seen ancient monasteries. It was a marvelous experience for them.

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 3 August 2017

There were some interesting ancient crosses in the cemetary. The church was ok, and they had a replica of the book of Kells, but it was not the real thing. A bit disappointing.

Thank bradziker1
Reviewed 1 August 2017

A well kept monastic site, now effectively in the grounds of a protestant church. The monastic remains are interesting and the graveyard around the more recent church provides a lesson in the local history of the protestant community.

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

An old cemetery and a couple of old celtic crosses.. The amazing book of Kells came from this hidden corner of the world

Thank Matina M
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We didn't know what we're we going to find here, so we were very surprise with this tower and its history, the views are impresive, it's worth it a walk.

Thank Celia E
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Free entry to the church and graveyard where there is a great round tower and ancient Celtic crosses.

Thank holidayseeker
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