Ireland’s Ancient East

WELCOME TO KELLS

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 of Ireland” and St. Colmcille and his monks contributed to keeping the light of learning alive in Europe during its Dark Ages.

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Home of the Book of Kells

Arts & Culture

Once home to the best artists, sculptors, illuminators and other artists, Kells is once more re-establishing itself as the centre of arts & culture in the Boyne Valley & Ireland’s Ancient East

Kells – in Ireland’s Ancient East

SEE & DO IDEAS

 

“Step off the beaten track and lose yourself in the rich history, local culture and stories found in the Kells & District area. Here are a few tasters to get you going!

Latest Events

An Evening with Matthew Gilsenan 16th June

Matthew Gilsenan - who is launching his Solo at our Jack's Railway Bar! With Sound and Lighting Provided by Stage ...

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Féile na Gealaí – Music Festival at Gaeltacht Ráth Chairn 16 - 18 June

Event in Bohermeen IMLÉ, SCANNAL, LAS, SÉAMUS BARRA Ó SUILLEABHÁÍN, DYSANIA, GRIOGAIR LABHRUIDH, J.J Ó DOCHARTAIGH, BOSS SOUND MANIFESTO, DIANE NÍ ...

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Moynalty Yoga Festival 17th-18th June

Once a year hundreds of people gather in the magic abode of nature, where they spend 2 days living in ...

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Kells Heritage Arts Group

Kells Heritage Art Group Annual Exhibition 17th - 25th June

Founded in 1990, Kells Heritage Art Group promotes and encourages visual artists living in and around the town of Kells, ...

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Hinterland Festival Kells 22nd - 25th June

We’re delighted to bring you Hinterland Festival 2017, taking place in Kells, Ireland, from 22 to 25 June. We'll have ...

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The Wine Geese 22nd June

Join Sunday Business Post drinks writer Tomás Clancy for an evening of delicious wine history and wine tasting in the ...

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Tales of Ales 23rd June

Join sisters - beer sommelier Judith and storyteller Susan Boyle - on a taste-filled journey discovering the stories behind some ...

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Summer BBQ at Bits & Bites Garden Café 23rd June

Bits & Bites Garden Cafe are celebrating start of Summer Holidays with a SUMMER BARBEQUE. Everything you love about Outside Eating ...

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Dare You Walk the Edge of the Pale?

Dare You Walk the Edge of the Pale? 24th June

Meet the Trees of 18th century Headfort Demesne Plantings in the demesne are of great botanical significance and include features of ...

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Kilbeg Staholmog Community BBQ July 15

Kilbeg Staholmog Pride of Place Community BBQ Hosted by Gavin Minifie at Tarada Live Music Food, Drinks, Music and Fun for All the ...

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O'Carolan Harp Festival Nobber

O'Carolan Harp Festival 29 Sept - 1 Oct

Congratulations to all the harpers who attended last years festival. We saw a huge turnout of 84 harpers in competitions and workshops.- ...

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