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Kells

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.

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Kells Courthouse Tourism and Cultural Hub

Headfort Rd Kells

Co. Meath

A82 RY62

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Spa Rooms at the Headfort Arms Hotel

The Headfort Spa treatment rooms provide a haven of calm and tranquillity. Unwind to the sound of soft music, warm mood lighting, and candles and leave feeling relaxed and revitalised.

+353 (0) 46 9240063
info@headfortarms.ie

Headfort Arms Hotel, 
Headfort Place, 
Kells, 
Co. Meath

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Kells Courthouse Tourism and Cultural Hub

The Courthouse was built in 1801 on the commission of Lord Headfort. It was designed by the prominent Irish architect, Francis Johnston who also designed the General Post Office, Nelson’s Pillar, Townley Hall and the East Gate entrance to Slane Castle. When first built the downstairs was used as a courthouse and upstairs for entertaining local residents. In more recent years it was a local library.

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kellscourthouse@discoverboynevalley.ie

Kells Courthouse Tourism and Cultural Hub Headfort Rd Kells, Co. Meath A82 RY62 (located opposite the Market Cross as one enters Kells from the Navan or Slane road)

Postal Address:

Kells Courthouse Tourism and Cultural Hub c/o Kells MD Offices Headfort Place Kells, Co. Meath

53.7264
-6.87097

Oldcastle Kraft Kaffee and Tourist Point

Established in 2004, The Kraft Kaffee & Vintage Shop sells organic coffees, light lunches and homemade snacks.

Tourist Information Point with brochures and maps of the Boyne Valley.

All crafts are Irish made with a selection of vintage clothing and jewellery.

Opening hours

Tuesday Wednesday and Fridays

10 am - 5 pm

Saturdays

10 am - 4 pm

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+353 (0) 49 8542645
kraftkaffee@gmail.com

No. 1 Ardfrail Court Millbrook Road Oldcastle Co. Meath A82 D589

53.7694339031362
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Farrelly’s Bar

A truly authentic family-run, traditional Irish pub. At Farrelly’s, we are famous for the quality or our pint of Guinness. As well as providing a traditional atmosphere we have a very pleasant outdoor area, a modern Wi-Fi network and live music every Friday.

+353 (0) 49 854 1136
farrellysbar@eircom.net

Church Street, Oldcastle, Co. Meath

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Darnley Lodge Hotel

Situated in the historic town of Athboy, the Darnley Lodge Hotel is a haven of tranquillity nestled in the heart of the Boyne Valley Drive. Our Hotel is traditional with a warm and welcoming atmosphere and boasts a portfolio of fifteen en-suite bedrooms including our stunning Jewel Suite. Our hotel is an ideal place for you to relax and unwind with its homely charm and friendly feel. The lounge bar or restaurant are ideal if you would like to dine and our menus offer great variety. We have live music playing every Saturday night.

+353 (0) 46 943 2283
info@darnleylodgehotel.ie

Main Street, Athboy Co. Meath

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Park Rí, Destination Stop & Food Court

The name Park Rí comes from the local history of Meath being associated with the main power base of the High Kings of Ireland, Rí being the Irish word for King.  

Park Rí is a Destination Stop & Food Court located in the historic town of Kells.  It offers locals and visitors to Kells a place to enjoy freshly prepared good food in a relaxed family atmosphere for day-time and evening dining that includes a fully licensed restaurant.

046 927 1123
customerservice@parkri.ie

Cavan Road, 
Kells, 
Co. Meath, 
A82 E7F3

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Headfort Arms Hotel

Celebrating 50 years at the helm in 2022, The Duff family welcomes you to their 4-star hotel in the heritage town of Kells in the heart of the Boyne Valley and Ireland's Ancient East. Located only 35 minutes from Dublin Airport, the Headfort offers the perfect base for exploring the lush green landscape of the surrounding region.

+353 (0) 46 9240063
info@headfortarms.ie

Headfort Place,Kells Co. Meath

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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
junehideawayatfoxhollow@gmail.com

Fordstown, Kells, Co. Meath

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