Meath, Ireland

Kells Heritage Town

Kells Heritage Town

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12 tour stops



Céad mille Fáilte, welcome to the Heritage Town of Kells.

2 min

The Old Courthouse

This building was constructed in 1801, by the prominent architect Francis Johnston

2 min

The Market Cross

The most famous of Kells’ high crosses, the beautiful 9th century Market Cross.

3 min

St. John's Cemetery

St. John’s Cemetery and the ruins of Kells Priory of the Knights Hospitallers

4 min

Kells Town Hall

Originally the first bank in Kells and was designed by William Waldeback in 1853.

5 min

Parnell Garden

Visit the 'Angel of the Past' in Parnell Garden

2 min

Oliver Usher's Auction Rooms

Originally the site of the Regal Lager Brewery

1 min

The Crossroads

Here is where the Market Cross, stood, until it was damaged by traffic in the 1990s.

1 min

The Monastic Site

Explore the exciting remains of Kells Monastic Site, High Crosses & Round Tower

5 min

St. Colmcille's House

This 9th/10th century stone oratory may have housed the relics of St. Columcille.

2 min

Bective Square

Find a bronze Sculpture of an oak tree depicting Columcille’s love of the oak

6 min


We hope you have enjoyed this audio guide to the wonderfully historic town of Kells.

4 min


This audio guide to the Heritage Town of Kells in County Meath will introduce you to Kells rich history and tell you the story of how Kells developed from an important monastic settlement founded by St. Colmcille in the sixth century, where the world famous Book of Kells was completed in the ninth century, how it became a medieval market town for Norman settlers and how Kells became the wonderful town it is today.

The story of Kells, where history and heritage is part of modern daily life.

Itinerary 1.1 km / 36 min

Offline map included

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