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  • Kells set to slash parking charges

    Shoppers in Kells will see parking charges slashed after Easter as councillors and traders make a bid to attract further business to the town. 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.

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  • See St. Patrick’s Day Photos Here

    St. Patrick’s Day’s parade this year in Kells was colourful, well thoughtout and enjoyable. And the rain held off! See some of the participants captured here.

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  • 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.

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  • Chef Donal Skehan visits Martry Mill

    Chef Donal Skehan visited Martry Mill on the 9th March to test out their stoneground flour. Martry Mill has been operating since the 17th century and you can buy the flour yourself for delicious home made products!

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  • Gallipoli 100 Festival – 24th – 26th April

    The weekly RTE Radio 1 programme The History Show and the organisers of the annual Hay Literary Festival in Kells have joined forces to launch a centenary commemorative event to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the ill-fated WW1 Dardanelles campaign.

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  • New Tour Base in Market St., Kells

    The Kells Experience Tours, in operation since 2011, is opening a tour base in Market Street (at the original entrance to the ancient monastery) on April 7th, 2015. The base will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday – Saturday every week. Daily walking tours of the Monastic Site of Kells...

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Welcome to Kells & District

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 Wall 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!

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Shirley Wheeler's Craft Fair in aid of Kells Local Heroes

Shirley Wheeler's craft fair in aid of Kells Local Heroes....

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Miss Meath 2015

Doors from 7:30pm. Tickets 12 Euro. Email: ajcreativeevents@gmail.com

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Meath Style Awards 2015

Tickets 50 Euro. Dinner at 8pm. For more info see...

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Moynalty Drama presents 'Audacity'

"A crime caper with a difference" The Hilarious Comedy Thriller...

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Nobber GAA Comedy Night in Aid of SOSAD

Tickets 10 Euro. For bookings contact 087 6842356. Proceeds in...

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Bubbles, Bites & Beauty - Ladies Evening - Gaeil Colmcille Strictly

Emma Duff here! As I am no stranger to the...

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Last Chance Debs

Fundraiser for Crumlin's Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House....

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Easter Wholefood Country Market & Craft Fair

Showcase Your Products & Services this Easter Weekend! We are...

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CHAMPAGNE AFTERNOON TEA AT THE LODGE

CHAMPAGNE AFTERNOON TEA AT THE LODGE Join us for a...

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Gallipoli 100

"The weekly RTE Radio 1 programme The History Show and...

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The Royal County 5km

The Royal County 5km is back! Taking place in Kells...

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