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My daughter and I ventured out to Kells from Kilkenny. I wasn’t driving in Ireland, so we took a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Milford, Connecticut
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Favorite stop of trip

Gorgeous setting and exploring all on your own, walking past the busy sheep and disturbing the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I ventured out to Kells from Kilkenny. I wasn’t driving in Ireland, so we took a cab out to the site for about 20 euro. Well worth it. Lovely unspoiled site. Spent about 2 hours walking around and taking photos. Trail was...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous setting and exploring all on your own, walking past the busy sheep and disturbing the birds, all these things made it my favorite stop. And I almost missed it, because GPS says you are there before you get there. Keep driving and you'll see...More

Thank MelissaJMcC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another winter morning trip to this site. The sun wassn't work till 11am and it lighted up the entire architecture. The mansonary work was amazing and breath taking. The visit took about 2 - 3 hours of slow admiring and wondering in the various compartments...More

Thank omega123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An old Irish man recommended me this place. It is a great place to relax but you will need to bring waterproof shoes with you or non slippy shoes. Be prepared to get dirty, so do not wear very expensive clothes or heels. Kells Priory...More

Thank MalwaPr
Reviewed 27 November 2017

The Kells Priory is located in a small village, far from the noise and the tourists. It offers some beautiful medieval ruins, and there's a little walking loop that will take you along a river up to an old water mill. Peaceful, it's a nice...More

Thank Jerome P
Reviewed 22 November 2017

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 9 November 2017

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 6 November 2017

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
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