Kells Priory, County Kilkenny

Kells Priory is located in County Kilkenny. Kells Priory is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Kilkenny Edition.
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  • 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 »
  • 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 o...  more »
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  • I love this place of history! It is so much fun trekking through the field and watching these buildings tower over you making your imagination start to work. It is so peaceful and a lovely setting with the river. Great for exploring.
  • The priority is one of the most extensive monastic ruins in Ireland. The setting is lovely and best of all it was deserted on our visit.
  • Truly a wonderful excursion to the priory. We didn't rightly know where we were going, but found ourselves wandering down a dirt path by the lovely river and a thatched roof house. We climbed into the church yard and meandered through the ruins, along with a herd of sheep. We were the only ones there. Off-the-beaten path. Park by the old mill.
  • Historic priory ruins occupied by monks in days of yore. Pillaged and plundered by Cromwell. Nestled in a tiny hamlet in Kilkenny.
  • Stunning. Beautiful scenery, lovely setting. Absolutely worth to take a walk through on a sunny day. Whenever you visit make sure to walk along the adjacent river too!

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Where to stay in Kilkenny

For a historical Irish experience, stay in Kilkenny County's namesake city, a medieval destination with no shortage of lodging options. If you are interested in exploring the central sights of this city, stay at one of the many hotels, hostels, or bed and breakfasts near its center. For something more affordable, head to the outskirts and look into guesthouse options. You can also choose a nearby spa if you want to splurge on a relaxing getaway.
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