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Kells Priory, Kilkenny

Kells Priory, Co.Kilkenny

Kells Priory, Co.Kilkenny.

Kells Priory is one of the largest and most impressive medieval monuments in Ireland.

The Augustine priory is situated alongside King’s River beside the village of Kells, about 15 km south of the medieval city of Kilkenny. The priory is a National Monument and is in the guardianship of the Office of Public Works. One of its most striking feature is a collection of medieval tower houses spaced at intervals along and within walls which enclose a site of just over 3 acres (12,000 m2). These give the priory the appearance more of a fortress than of a place of worship and from them comes its local name of “Seven Castles”.

Kells priory, Co Kilkenny

2 responses

  1. J

    Thank you for posting the photo and providing some history.

    June 19, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    • Thanks for your kind comments and subscription. Look forward to finding out more about yourself/selves.

      I will be posting much more on Kells in the future. I just got my hand on a good book about the area.

      Kind regards

      Nigel

      June 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm

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