The Ruins of Kells Priory: Kells, Co Killkenny

Kells Priory

Kells Priory – Photo by Robert Beaverson

Kells Priory is tucked away in the countryside. Visitors climb up a small hill to see an acre or so of priory ruins laid out at their feet. It’s fascinating to walk where 12th & 13th century monks lived and to imagine what their lives were like. Just beyond the priory is the King’s River, complete with charming bridge and swans.

Written by Georgia Beaverson

Georgia Beaverson

Georgia has written fairly extensively about Ireland’s sites, culture, and history. She blogs about cool shoes worn by children’s book literati at
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3 Responses

  1. Corey Taratuta June 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    Kells is one of those very special places in Ireland. If you enter from one side you cross a field filled with curious sheep, if you enter from the other you walk passed the old mill along the river, and in between there’s such an expanse of old buildings and walls and history. Thanks so much for reminding me of this site.

  2. Eileen June 10, 2012 at 5:47 am #

    The Kell’s Priory was one of the highlights of our trip. Amazing to walk among the ruins and imagine what it must of looked liked hundreds of years ago.

    The best part it is free!! No admission fees.

  3. Michele Erdvig June 21, 2012 at 5:07 am #

    For more about Kells take a look at my blog. Nice thing is it is free!

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