History & Heritage

Kells Courthouse reopens as new Tourism and Cultural Hub

The Kells Courthouse reopend in May 2018 with a special permanent Boyne Valley Exhibition designed to inspire tourists and local people to explore the town of Kells and spend time discovering its wonderful history, culture, arts and heritage. Located in the main hall of the Kells Courthouse, this much anticipated new exhibition uses the latest digital technology to showcase renowned and unique historic sites of the Boyne Valley and provide an exciting overview of Ireland’s Ancient East initiative.

Trim and Carlingford feature in 10 Charming Heritage Towns & Cities in Ireland’s Ancient East

Trim

"The ruins of Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, dominate this heritage town along the Boyne River. The 12th-century fortress surrounded by a curtain wall and moat was featured in the movie Braveheart (1995). A bridge connects the castle to medieval ruins across the river – the Yellow Steeple at St. Mary’s Abbey and Talbot Castle, former home of author Jonathan Swift..."

King Johns Castle featured in Talk of the towns "OPW hope to have King John’s Castle opened this summer"

"Last May €400,000 in funding from Fáilte Ireland’s Capital Grants Allocation was announced for King John’s Castle, aimed at boosting its visitor experience and appeal to tourists as a key project within Ireland’s Ancient East." - https://talkofthetown.ie/opw-hope-king-johns-castle-opened-summer/

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