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


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

Latest Events

Sheridans Irish Food Festival

SHERIDANS IRISH FOOD FESTIVAL (part of the Boyne Valley Food Series) Sheridans Cheesemongers / 10am - 6pm €10 Car parking / Family ...

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Hinterland Festival Kells - The American Wild West 1820 - 1920

PHASE 2 – 12 February ‘This is the West sir, when the legend becomes fact print the legend’ (The Man Who ...

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Play: No Hope Here performed by Carnaross Drama Group

Treat Yourself to a Laugh! Carnaross Drama Group present the hilariously funny play " No Hope Here" by Belfast native Vivian ...

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The Muck of Kells

The Muck Of Kells is an obstacle course race like no other! A permanent, purpose built course nestled in woodlands on the ...

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The Bective Fish Festival

THE BECTIVE FISH FESTIVAL (part of the BOYNE VALLEY FOOD SERIES) Back by popular demand, The Bective’s Fish Festival will run ...

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