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Irish History

We were able to walk from our hotel and visit the site. My wife and I roamed the grounds taking it... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2019
Ross M
Banksia Beach, Australia
Kells : Round Tower, High Cross's, Church and Colmcille's House

Brilliant spot to visit. Full of Antiquities and History. The town has hidden gems galore and the... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2019
Patrick D
Mountmellick, Ireland
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A special place, not much changed in 1,200 years. A place where the incomparable Book of Kells was written and housed for over 800 years. The biggest collection of high crosses in one area. The royal residence of High King Cormac mac Air, the Law...more
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Reviewed June 28, 2019

We were able to walk from our hotel and visit the site. My wife and I roamed the grounds taking it all in and loved reading the headstones and plaques.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ross M
Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

Brilliant spot to visit. Full of Antiquities and History. The town has hidden gems galore and the beautiful Spire of Lloyd is a few minutes outside town on the road to Oldcastle... Great town to visit... Seemingly every year for the last few decades someone...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019

Very interesting site, though out of season, you might not find the church open, which is a pity. Very well preserved monastic crosses.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

Easy to find. Mid week parking on the street was not a problem and at 0.90 Euro for 2 hours was cheap enough, however would mean moving if one wanted to visit the town have meal etc. Church was closed so could not see its...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kevan T
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

Very few places exist in Ireland today with such good examples of monastic crosses, especially of this size and quality. Take an extra 30 mins out to stop by here on your journey through Kells and wonder in awe at the size of these crosses.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

We happened on this attraction slightly by accident. We were attracted to the round tower and were pleasantly surprised to find so many of our High Crosses in one location.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank John K
Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

Having seen The Book of Kells at Trinity College, we were anxious to see the site where The Book was held for centuries. We were surprised to see that the site is largely vacant on a weekday, and disappointed that we couldn’t go into the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Really good place to envision the yesteryear of kells. Open all year round so plenty of opportunities to take a walk about!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

We drove quite some distance to see the Giant crosses. Once there it was a little underwhelming. Could have had some information posted up but we didn't see any.The crosses are, understandably, somewhat worn but still glad to say that we went there.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a must see for tourists and visitors to Kells in Co Meath. Kells has so much history to it and this monastic site is one of the most popular places to visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
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