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Hidden gem!

We visited here while staying in a nearby B&B and were happy for the recommendation. No tour and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Hidden gem!

We visited at the recommendation of our B&B as the priory was a short drive down the road. What a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here while staying in a nearby B&B and were happy for the recommendation. No tour and no fee but a great place to explore and enjoy the outdoors. Make sure to take the path that runs along the river, past a water mill,...More

Thank penny0502
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited at the recommendation of our B&B as the priory was a short drive down the road. What a great place to visit! They offered free tours every 15 minutes, which we found informative and helped us imagine what it originally looked like. They...More

Thank geril717
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a bit overwhelmed by the hordes of tourists in Kilkenny, take a 20-minute drive south to the village of Kells and nearby Kells Priory. It is like being in another world, this time inhabited by just you, a couple of other intrepid...More

Thank JElliot32
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Fantastic experience today visiting Kells Priory. We arrived at 10am with ourn1-yr old on a rainy morning and there was only 1 other car in the parking lot. We walked through the field to get up close to the ruins and we were greeted by...More

Thank DoubleB33
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a very interesting site--out in the country, you will need a car. It's a really large site with a walled keep and seven large towers along the wall. It's very extensive, a very large site, and as a bonus you can walk down...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This site brings about a sense of mystery and wonder - you enter through a field filled with grazing sheep (and sheep poop) and the site itself inspires awe. Once you begin to walk through the ruins and think about those who lived and worshipped,...More

Thank Joanne P
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The Priory is situated in this lovely meadow. The ruins have sheep grazing nearby. There's even a couple of picnic tables for you to enjoy a lunch, if you've remembered to pack one!

Thank LJ O
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

In two decades of many, many a holiday to Ireland, I had never been to Kells. I had recommended it to my clients many times however it had all been through anecdotal evidence and research. Seeing it with my own eyes for the first time...More

Thank Louis G
Reviewed 20 June 2017 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 14 June 2017

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
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