relaxingBigrock coupon codesee:Dedicated server storageDomain name registration and web hostingNamecheap whoisguard couponbarracksWeb hosting in delhitasteread

Call Us: 085 270 5675 / 087 706 4421

Email: info@visitingkells.ie

Click Here for our Audio Guide

  • Slide 6
  • Slide 5
  • Slide 4
  • Slide 3
  • Slide 2
  • Slide 1
  • The Táin March: Queen Maeve’s Army on the Move (27/28 May)

    A re-enactment of the Ireland’s most famous tale, “An Táin Bó Cuailnge”, the Táin March begins in Rathcrogan on 24th May and ends in Omeath on 1st June.  It will stop in Kells on 27th May.  Táin Bo Queen Maeve wants warriors, walkers, and welcomers.

    Read More »
  • Kells: An Integral Part of the New “Ireland’s Ancient East” Brand

    Fáilte Ireland launched a new brand on 13th April – IRELAND’S ANCIENT EAST – aimed at the Culturally Curious traveller – a journey of discovery through Ireland in this relaxing, off the beaten track, lush beautiful landscape, that attracted warring settlers for millennia, and  made awe inspiring by stories from the best story tellers...

    Read More »
  • New: Kells Country Market & Craft Fair

    Kells Country Market & Craft Fair hold a new market on every Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm at The Old Army Barracks (beside The White Orchid) Cannon Street. Come along and see or purchase some lovely local crafts and foods!  

    Read More »
  • Coming to Kells? Try our Heritage Audio Guide

    A 40 minute fun and informative audio guide that leads a visitor around Kells, voiced by professional actress Niamh Shaw and packed with original music by talented Westmeath musician Enda Seery. The guide is free to download from www.abartaaudioguides.com and www.visitingkells.ie.

    Read More »
  • Kells Looking Forward to a Year of Festivals

    2015 has kicked off in Kells with real earnest with the enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day Festivities. Now we look forward to even more good times in Kells with the upcoming events and festivals. Keep your dates free in the diary for these events!

    Read More »
  • UnChain Yourself for a Real Shopping Experience!

    Shoppers in Kells have seen parking charges lowered – motorists will get the first 15 minutes of parking free and the minimum charge has been cut from 50c to 20c for 20 minutes parking. Come and experience Real Shopping in a Friendly Heritage Town – just 45 mins from Dublin! Check out the Kells...

    Read More »

Welcome to Kells & District – a Gem in the Boyne Valley & Ireland’s Ancient East

One of the most unique and special destinations in the world – Kells welcomes you to come and explore and become a part of its special story.

Kells is on the World Heritage Tentative List – and for very good reasons. It was once known as the “Splendour” or “Joy” of Ireland and contributed to why Ireland is called “The Land of Saints and Scholars” – a town that contributed to keeping the light of learning alive in Europe during its Dark Ages.

Once a royal residence for the High Kings of Tara, then a Norman Market Town where Hugh de Lacy lived, it became and remains a living example of early Christianity that spread as far as Rome and Italy. Kells was central to the pre-Olympic Games of Ireland – the Tailteann Games – in legend dated to 1897 B.C. – and possibly a contributor to the ancient Olympic Games. Here was where the famous Book of Kells was completed and protected in this “City of God” for over 800 years. The shape of the town retains the monastic town that St. Colmcille, one of Ireland’s 3 patron saints, also known as Columba, fashioned in the 6th century.

The town of Kells today has managed to retain that very special history while moving into the 21st century with fantastic accommodation, food, golf, equestrian, theatrical, artistic activities and the Hay Literary Festival, the Guth Gafa International Film Festival and the annual Pink Ribbon Walk amongst others. We are only 45 minutes from Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airport – and an ideal base in which to explore the Boyne Valley – one of Fáilte Ireland’s top 10 destinations in Ireland – a must see and visit for your bucket list!

web design magazines

Antique Furniture Auction

Viewing: Sunday 2 - 6pm, Monday 11am - 7pm and...

Read More »

web design magazines

Táin March

For more info see: http://www.tainmarch.net/index.php/en/ More info soon for event...

Read More »

web design magazines

Kells - The Bigger Picture

A free conference on what it would take to develop...

Read More »

web design magazines

Gala Heritage Dinner

Tailteann/Donaghpatrick Gala Heritage Dinner For more info see: https://www.facebook.com/events/1573868576212682/ www.themartry.ie /...

Read More »

web design magazines

The Irish Garth Brooks Experience

Kilskyre Barn Dance Saturday May 30th 2015 DJ - BBQ...

Read More »

web design magazines

Boyne Valley Walking Festival

Saturday 30th May 10:00 a.m. Walk the highest hills of...

Read More »

web design magazines

Kells Country Market & Craft Fair

A vibrant and diverse indoor Country Market Fair open to...

Read More »

web design magazines

Spire of Loyd Open!

Open by Kells Archaeological & Historical Society. Entrance free but...

Read More »

web design magazines

Full Moon Walk of Kells

An excellent opportunity to see a different side of the...

Read More »

web design magazines

Concert

Concert by Missouri Southern State University Chamber Singers, USA &...

Read More »

web design magazines

A Father Ted Themed Fundraising Birthday Party

A night of Ecumenical madness not to be missed! Fancy...

Read More »

web design magazines

Street Party

Kells Local Heroes holding a street party as part of...

Read More »

web design magazines

Kells Country Market & Craft Fair

A vibrant and diverse indoor Country Market Fair open to...

Read More »

web design magazines

Summer Food Fest

Sunday June 7th will see the Headfort open its pearly...

Read More »

web design magazines

Annual Ceremony at Colmcille's Well

Kells Silver Band & Parish of Kells, invites all parishioners...

Read More »

web design magazines

Chef Adrian

A culinary masterclass from the TV chef. Fundraiser for Drumbaragh...

Read More »

web design magazines

Moynalty Yoga Festival

For more info and tickets see: http://www.moynaltyyogafest.com/

Read More »

web design magazines

The Waterloo Picnic

A midsummer evening of words and music to celebrate the...

Read More »

Ideas of Things to Do
Get Down & Dirty!
Stimulate your Taste Buds!
Take a tour around Kells

There are a wealth of things to do in Kells and District.

browse all "Things to Do" →