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Kells Colmcille 1500 lecture: 'The Columban Influence on Insular Manuscript Illumination'

An online lecture co-organised by the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society and the Kells Colmcille 1500 festival

This Zoom lecture will be presented by Laura McCloskey, medieval art historian, on ‘The Columban Influence on Insular Manuscript Illumination: A New Appraisal of Meaning and Image in Durrow and Kells’ – in recognition of the 1500th anniversary of St Colmcille’s brith.

Book of Kells

Online, via Zoom.
Thu, Oct 7 2021, 8 - 9pm

Hinterland 2021



  • Two big tents on the lawn of a former secondary school.
  • A retired assassin.
  • The music of David Bowie,
  • The latest adventures of Ross O'Carroll Kelly.
  • How to write a detective novel.


Hinterland logo 2021
083 096 9345

Events: all around Kells, Co. Meath.

Information: Hinterland Festival Kells
The BOOK MARKet Café
Market Street
Co Meath
A82 R990
Fri, Sep 10 - Sun, Sep 12 2021, All day

Colmcille1500 Kells Illuminations

From June to September 2021 the monastic town of Kells in Co. Meath celebrates the 1500th Birthday of St. Colmcille.  The Colmcille 1500 Illuminations brings to life the story of Colmcille, Prince Celt and Saint by the innovation of projected imagery commissioned especially for this anniversary year.


Kells Colmcille logo
Kells illuminations


Co. Meath.
Tue, Jun 8 - Thu, Sep 30 2021, All day

Causey Ice Cream Adventure 2021

A safe and fun day out for you and your family at Causey Farm.

We are excited to announce that Causey Ice Cream Adventure will reopen on Saturday June 19th 2021.

This was a wonderful event last year, giving a much needed day out to families from far and near. This year we are extending the adventure … we have a few more challenges, a new Story Time Willow Walk, some potatoes to dig and extra characters to meet.

Causey Farm Ice Cream Adventure 2021
+353 46 9434 135

Causey Farm

Girley, Fordstown,


Co. Meath,

C15 P83R
Sat, Jun 19 - Sun, Aug 29 2021, All day

Samhain Festival 2021

Tickets are now on sale for Samhain Food Festival!

We have a truly epic line up of events this year & we cannot wait to welcome you all to Kells this November for a weekend of celebrating Irish food and culture.

Check out our full programme & book your tickets now here- ✨

+353 46 909 7584


Co. Meath
Fri, Nov 5 - Sun, Nov 7 2021, All day

Moynalty Steam Threshing Museum

Steam Threshing Museum & Parkland

The Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival came into existence in 1976. It takes place in the picturesque village of Moynalty in the North Meath hinterland. In the beginning the event was held at the local G.A.A grounds in Bellair. Then we moved to our now permanent premises on the banks of the Borora River.

046 -9244810 / 087-9396954/ 086-3101879




Co. Meath

A82 C6K7

Causey Farm

Try your hand at brown bread making, céilí dancing, the bodhrán (Irish drum), hurling (traditional sport), milking a cow, turf cutting and help the working authentic taste of Irish life with fun people!  Traditional meals and live music evenings.  Hen parties, team building, school tours, ecology programmes.  Pre booking essential.

Check out our website for more information.

046 943 4135

Causey Farm

Girley, Fordstown,


Co. Meath, C15 P83R

Headfort Golf Club

Established in 1928, Headfort Golf Club is one of the finest parkland complexes in the Country. Boasting 36 holes, both courses have stunning mature trees, many being specimen, which enhance this unique landscape.

Both courses take full advantage of the natural beauty of one of Ireland’s oldest and finest estates. Located near the picturesque heritage town of Kells in County Meath, it is easily accessible via Exit 10 of the new M3 motorway (35 minutes from Dublin).

046 924 0146 / 046 924 0639

Headfort Golf Club, Navan Road, Kells

Only 35 mins from Dublin (Exit 10 off M3)

GPS Cood* N53◦ 72 38 78 W6◦ 86 09 94

Girley Bog Eco Walk

Girley Bog Eco Walk is a 3.5 miles/ 5.6 km waymarked National Loop.  It covers varying landscape of forest and bogland.  The terrain is flat and uneven and walking boots are recommended.  The first section of this looped walk takes you through a tranquil Coillte forest, where there is a coniferous forestry plantation located on high bog. 

Girley Bog Car Park
(off N52 Road)
Co. Meath

53°41'06.8"N  6°56'46.1"W