Kells Priory, County Kilkenny

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  • Loved the serenity and many beautiful angles of Kells Priory. Some scaffolding is present and you need to walk through a sheep paddock... but it’s free and unmanned. You can wander about at your leisu...  more »
  • 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 walkin...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • These ruins of a monastery from 12th century are fantastic. This place is not so much visited so we were almost alone when we went in the middle of summer. The entrance is free of charge and we had an opportunity to discuss the history of the place with the very friendly and knowledgeable local guide. Recommend
  • This was the best ruin we visited. It is expansive and fun to imagine life 500 years ago. We parked at the car park at the top and walked down through the priory. I went doubled back to the car while everyone continued down the path along the river. It was easy for me to pick everyone up at the end of the nature walk.
  • One of the best medieval sites to visit in Kilkenny and Ireland any bit of information wouldn't go astray but still a great place to visit and it's free.
  • Beautiful place to visit, full of history would love to live nearby to send my children to school here! Really quaint, lucky locals
  • Absolutely gorgeous place. And the surrounding area is worth exploring!
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