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Headfort Arms Hotel

Operating as a hotel for almost two centuries, the Headfort has been operating in the hands of the Duff Family for almost 40 years.

In pursuit of genuine Irish hospitality, The Headfort Arms Hotel, in the heart of the ‘Royal County of Ireland’, offers luxury accommodation in the heritage town of Kells.

+353 (0) 46 9240063

Headfort Place,Kells Co. Meath

Hideaway at Foxhollow

Hideaway at Foxhollow is a luxury self-catering farmhouse with welcome hamper and stoves lit on arrival, awaiting our guests in the heart of Co Meath between Kells and Athboy a perfect location to visit the Boyne Valley region .

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+353 (0) 46 943 4042 / 87 851 8553

Fordstown, Kells, Co. Meath

The Bective

The Bective is a sister restaurant to The Central in Navan. With the same ethos... 

The Bective specialise in Irish beef and fish with over 90% of food sourced within Co Meath. Great food, value and friendly service are on offer at The Bective and an early bird menu is available every night. Check out

Opening hours: 

The Central will open for outdoor service from Thursday July 1st  to Sunday July 4th.

(046) 924 7780

Bective St, Kells, Co. Meath

Teach Cuailgne B&B

Friendly comfortable home located on N52, 3km. A warm welcome with tea and coffee on arrival. 4 bedrooms available, tea and coffee facilities. Within walking distance to pubs. Private parking also. TV, ground floor accommodation, guests lounge, breakfast menu, home baking, parking.Please call Peggy for accommodation availablility and cost according to numbers and nights. Located on the N52 beside Carlanstown village only 3 km from Kells town.

00353 (0) 87 6481080 / 00353 (0) 46 9246621

Carlanstown Kells


Tom Blake House

Tom Blake House is situated in the historic town of Kells, 45 minutes from Dublin. It's in a beautiful part of Ireland, with the Boyne Valley close by and the history of Ireland represented all around. A warm welcome awaits each and every guest along with the finest in comfort and dining. Tom Blake House offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking.

+353 87 1091252

Bective Street Kells Meath

The Kelltic Bar

Great casual gastropub food in a relaxed atmosphere with outdoor courtyard spaces during summer and open fires in wintertime for a real Irish welcome. Showcasing Irish craft beers, gins and barista coffees it is the perfect resting spot after a day exploring the Boyne Valley. Enjoy the beautiful new outdoor terrace- an ideal place for a casual drink or bite to eat. 

Live entertainment on many nights of the week

+353 (0) 46 924 0063

Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells, Co. Meath

Vanilla Pod Restaurant at the Headfort Arms Hotel

The colourful window boxes alone would draw you into this sleek minimalist restaurant, where the menu emphasises international dishes and spicy flavours. Speciality Cuisine: Modern European cuisine, Fish Specials.

Check out their "Headfort At Home" menu for delicious restaurant quality food which is available for collection or delivery. 

Open 7 days.

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The Headfort Arms Hotel Kells Co. Meath

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.

+353 (0) 46 9247508

Kells Courthouse Tourism and Cultural Hub

Headfort Rd Kells

Co. Meath

A82 RY62


Kells Town & Monastic Sites

The heritage town of Kells contains many fine examples of early medieval Christian architecture.

(0)46 9240064

For tourist information, brochures and more see:
Kells Courthouse Tourism and Cultural Hub
Headfort Rd Kells, Co. Meath A82
(located opposite the Market Cross as one enters Kells from the Navan or Slane road)

From Dublin take the M3 motorway, Exit 10 for Kells South, alternatively take the N3 North through Navan, follow the main road till you enter Kells town.

Via M1 Motorway or Drogheda: From the M1 (this road is tolled) coming from Belfast, take the exit for junction 10, take the N51 exit to Slane/Drogheda North. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto N51 headed for Slane. If coming from Drogheda take the N51 headed towards Slane also. Head west on Main Street/N51 toward Churchlands, Continue to follow N51, Turn right onto R163, Turn left to stay on R163, Turn right onto R162, Take the 1st left onto R163. You are entering Kells Town