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.
- 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.