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Kells Priory

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Kells priory, county Kilkenny
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Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Kells Priory is located at Kells in county Kilkenny and is a great place to visit if you are in the county.

While most of America and Canada are dealing with snow storms and sub zero temperatures this winter , Ireland has been very mild with well over 40mm of rain during the Christmas period. I visited the Priory yesterday and most of the grounds are under water from flooding. The water however added a new feeling to the priory grounds and I took the following images to capture the atmosphere of an Irish winter here.

Kells Priory, Winters Gallary

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8 responses

  1. lyonsroarforgod

    Nigel, this is one of my favorite places I have ever been to in Ireland…we were there in 2001, during a summer “drought” as the locals called it. 3 weeks of no rain. πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing this pictures! Lisa

    January 7, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    • Hello Lisa πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      A pleasure Lisa and I am very happy that you loved the Priory , its a wonderful historic place πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      January 8, 2014 at 12:21 am

  2. Forest So Green

    What a beautiful place, I enjoy your photos, Annie

    January 7, 2014 at 3:21 pm

  3. Haunting. Evocative. Was The Book from here?- one must presume so, in one’s ignorance … Glorious shots, Nigel, as always.

    January 7, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    • Hello M. πŸ™‚

      Thank you , Very pleased you like this post πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      The original book of kells was worked on here :, M .

      Abbey of Kells (Mainistir Cheanannais in Irish) is a former monastery located in Kells, County Meath, Ireland,

      Its about 40 miles north of Dublin πŸ™‚

      January 8, 2014 at 12:25 am

  4. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    I love these old buildings and ruins. One can’t help but wonder about the lives that were lived when the buildings were freshly built.

    (We are having a mild summer. Heating up this week, but still lots of rain or showers in my area. Good for the gardens anyway).

    January 8, 2014 at 12:15 am

    • Hello Vicky πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Yes, I love them too !!!

      Its a magical place to visit and walk around πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ and yes You can really imagine the old monks walking around the place πŸ™‚

      Yes , you need lots of rain for the plants, πŸ™‚

      January 8, 2014 at 12:28 am

  5. So beautiful! We’ll keep it in mind for our next visit. … – 40C here in southern Ontario tonight. Thankfully, there’s no (freezing) rain or we’d be in trouble (again.) … Stay dry. πŸ™‚

    January 8, 2014 at 12:49 am

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