Visiting Kells

Visiting Kells
Visiting Kells - Colwells Bar


Visiting 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. Columcille and his monks contributed to keeping the light of learning alive in Europe during its Dark Ages.
Visiting Kells


Step off the beaten track and lose yourself in the rich history, local culture and stories found in the Boyne Valley - here are a few tasters to get you going!
Visiting Kells

Kells Heritage Audio App

Take yourself round the points of the Kells Historic Trail using the fantastic Audio App!
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Ciaran's Well & Monastery

Not far from Kells is Castlekieran with a 7th century monastery and a holy well worth a visit!
Visiting Kells

Village of Moynalty

Visit one of the 12 most Beautiful Villages in Ireland! (Magh-nealta, "the plain of the flocks")
Visiting Kells
Visiting Kells

The Spire of Lloyd

Climb the 164-step spiral staircase of Ireland's only inland lighthouse!
Visiting Kells
Visiting Kells


Visit one of Ireland's most sacred ritual sites, place of the Aonach Tailteann, and the pre-Olympic Games of Ireland.
Visiting Kells

National Heritage Week '18

2019 theme is "Share a Story - Make a Connection" - find out what events are on during National Heritage Week 2018!
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12th August 2018

Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival

Come to the 43rd festival and go back to yesteryear with demonstrations of crafts & exhibits and entertainment for all the family!

7  October 2018

Pink Ribbon Boyne Walk

Everyone deserves a lifetime - join the fight against cancer and register to walk with us.

Throughout 2018

Boyne Valley Food Flavours

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From guided food tours and weekend farm retreats to themed events and street feasts, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

Dates to be announced 2019

Kells International Road Races

Visiting Kells
Come and observe possibly one of the best road races in Ireland!

Want to add your Festival here - contact us!

Visiting Kells

Want to add your Festival here - contact us!

Visiting Kells

Whats On in Kells & Environs

Mullagh Fair Day
9th September 2018
Main Street
Mullagh Fair Day 2018 is calling all Killian’s/Kilian’s/Cillian’s/Cilians/Caolan’s/Kelan’s etc, to come to Mullagh on Sept 9th for a world record attempt for the most Kilians in the one place at the one time!  Passport/Driving Licence or Birth Cert required on the day!!!!
Coffee Day/Prosecco Eve/Flower Arrang.
30th August 2018
- 22:00(Carnaross)
Check with Organisers
A Conversation in Signage
6th September 2018
19:30 - 21:30 (Church of Ireland)
Marc Roberts tribute to John Denver
15th September 2018
20:30 onward (Headfort Arms)
Kells Photography Club Exhibition
6th - 30th September 2018
Launch 18:30 on 6th Sept(Kells Library)
3 One Act Plays
6 & 8 September 2018
19:30 am onward (Kells Theatre)
€15 / €10
Autumn Wedding Show
30th September 2018
14:00 onward (Headfort Arms Hotel)
Pink Ribbon Boyne Valley Walk
7th October 2018
14:00 - 19:00
The Muck of Kells
20th October 2018
9:30 am onward (Grange Glebe, Kells)
Trevor Smith & Friends in Low Places
17th November 2018
20:00 onward (Headfort Arms Hotel)
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