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Kells Priory

A fascination look into a medieval Priory. Ruins of an ancient church and Priory spread over... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Karen A
,
Wallingford, Connecticut
via mobile
Beautiful Adventure!

Kells Priory is a beautiful ruins. There is a loop that can be made around the area to experience... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brooke M
,
Blacksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A fascination look into a medieval Priory. Ruins of an ancient church and Priory spread over farmland dotted with grazing sheep bring past and present together. A quiet walk amid the ruins brings the past back to life.

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kells Priory is a beautiful ruins. There is a loop that can be made around the area to experience other sites such as the mill. There is a heard of sheep within the priory but they did not seem to be alarmed by us. We...More

Thank Brooke M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank _mary_gormley58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
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