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There's something about this place that keeps drawing me back. Has an Air about the place, very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anne N
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Quiet walk back in time !

Kells Priory is a historic ruin in a very peaceful and quiet location. We entered the property... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Camino-JR
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 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 site surprised strongly to the upside. Very large, partially under reconstruction and, to our luck, still in season for there to be an OPW person there who provided guided tours as required.

There were only four or five of us present and the tour was both fun and informative. The young lady was excellent and the service provided at no cost.

The ruins are impressive. The setting is lovely. If no OPW person is present, sign boards give sufficient detail.

Don't forget to stroll the river out the back: quite secondary to the site though.

Would we worth budgeting out of Kilkenny, let alone if you were staying nearby like us.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

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 couples up to the top of the tower. It was very quiet there, barely anyone about and so very old. Truly awe inspiring if you love history.

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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 the 'book' came from.

Thank danodonoghue2703
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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, and onto the road to return to your car. A nice walk that only takes about 30 minutes.

Thank penny0502
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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 offer tours inside the tour but only in the afternoon (recommend visiting during that time if you would like tour of both tower and grounds). After the tour, follow the path from the back of the church along the river to a water mill, through the town and back to the car park- approximately 30 min walk but worth it. A great piece of history right outside of Kilkenny

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