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“A true melting pot”

Kells Monastic Site
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$491.26*
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Boyne Valley Hill of Tara and Kells Private Tour from Dublin
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Kells
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Owner description: 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 Maker.
Reviewed March 29, 2013

This area is a blend of such diverse cultures and centuries that it is utterly mind boggling. If you really look you can see the layers as they were added over thousands of years. What is just cannot completely hide what was.

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

The monastic site has a round tower (without a roof) and some high crosses. Worth visiting if you are around.

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Excellent site and St Columbus House a must to view. Nearby coffee shop sold excellent scones and coffee

1  Thank waller7
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

If you plan to see the book of Kells you shuld see the monestic site. Also plan to see the very old cemetary and the high cross.

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Reviewed June 29, 2012

We received some great information about this site from the Kells TI office worker. It was a pleasant walk up the road to the site. The church grounds, high crosses and round tower were fascinating to view. The site includes an information board with some great history about the high crosses and round tower. We were impressed by Kells' impact to Irish history, beyond just the Book of Kells. Highly recommend this location if your itinerary includes County Meath.

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