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Kells Historic Trail

In the ninth century, Kells was known as ‘Áinius Érenn’ or ‘The splendour of Ireland’.

The town will be forever associated with the illuminated gospels that originated here over 1200 years ago. Even then, Kells was a renowned centre of learning and enlightenment thanks to the influence of St Colmcille who founded a monastic settlement here in the sixth century.

Today, the streetscape still echoes the boundaries of Colmcille’s long-gone monastery. And with a direct link to the past all around, spending an hour or more exploring the
landmarks of this unique town is a wonderfully inspiring way to reach back over the centuries.

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  1. Kells Courthouse
  2. St. John’s Cemetery
  3. Kells Town Hall
  4. Kells Town Hall
  5. Monastic Site
  6. St. Colmcille’s House
  7. St. Colmcille’s Well
  8. Churchyard Wall
  9. Presbyterian Church
  10. People’s Park (by vehicle)
  11. Ringfort (by vehicle)
  12. Headfort Bridge (by vehicle)
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Telephone
+353 (0) 46 9247508
Email Address
kellscourthouse@discoverboynevalley.ie
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Kells Courthouse Tourism and Cultural Hub

Headfort Rd Kells

Co. Meath

A82 RY62

Latitude
53.72632768519144
Longitude
-6.870586534321023
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