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Loved Kells!

I loved this place. We were lucky and happened to go at a time there was a volunteer guide there... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Riverton, Utah
So peaceful

Enjoyed the lovely setting with big open landscape. Only 4 of us on Sept 25 morning. A few... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved this place. We were lucky and happened to go at a time there was a volunteer guide there. No one in site except us and him. He gave us a personal tour, and allowed us to climb a bit and explore. It was...More

Thank JcJud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the lovely setting with big open landscape. Only 4 of us on Sept 25 morning. A few workers were doing some restoration works. Its definitely worth a visit if you're in Kilkenny country. We stayed overnight in Thomastown, which was nice and quiet. Food...More

Thank arangemas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In need of some fresh air and oxygen , we went for a drive towards Kells .. the Priory is absolutely amazing , I've seen pictures before , but didn't realise how big and beautiful it is . Very well kept , you can easily...More

Thank KateCatrinel
Reviewed 17 October 2017

My wife and I stopped by here early one morning .You could just feel the history as you walked around the ruins. The local elementary school made up a guide of the area which is in a box by the parking lot. Also check out...More

Thank desommer
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We got there around 9:45am and there was no one there. You do have to walk through the grass so be careful. It was an amazing site to see

Thank Allison B
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We visited in June and our guide from the Kilkenny Ghost Tour recommended this ruin on our way to Waterford. WHAT A GEM. No crowd, open to walk around and outside the walls on the backside is a cemetery. Pack a lunch and enjoy the...More

Thank ButlertheDog
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The largest monastic site in Ireland, it includes a large wall with several towers that encloses several acres, as well as foundations and remnants of a 900-year old religious community. There's no tour, no signage, just a bunch of evocative ruins out in a field...More

Thank TomChatt
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...More

Thank bobjanh
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...More

Thank Lark54
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

When you are leaving the town Kilkenny, and are looking for a short stop on the way to the next big thing, go and visit Kells Priory. Walk around the ruins, take in the atmosphere. Don't expect to spend a lot of time there. However,...More

Thank Kaasknabbel
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