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Kells Historic Town Walk
Kells, Co. Meath
Kells Historic Town Walk is a self guided walk through the town of Kells, County Meath. Visitors will discover that the physical treasures of Kells is the monastic layout of the town.

Kells Historic Town Walk takes approximately 60 minutes to complete and takes in local landmarks such as the Old Courthouse, St John’s Cemetery, Parnell Gardens, Kells Monastic Site, St Colmcille’s House, the Spire of Lloyd and Headfort House. The trail commences at the Town Hall and tourist information point, located beside the Headfort Arms Hotel at Headfort Place.

Kells, or Ceanannas Mór, meaning ‘Great Fort’, was known to be a royal residence before St Colmcille established a religious settlement here in 550AD. It is considered by many historians to be one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland.

Why we like it
  • Enjoy a historic walk through Kells, known as one of Ireland’s most important monastic sites.
  • See historic sites associated with its monastic past such as St Colmcille’s House and Holy Well.
Dog friendly
Family friendly
Free to visit
Paid car parking
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Contact details
Kells,Co Meath,Republic of Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 1.5 hours here.

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