The Big Houses

ROYAL KELLS
 The town of Kells (Ceanannus Mór – “Head Fort") has a rich and ancient history. Thousands of years ago it was used as a royal residence for the High Kings of Ireland.

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MONASTIC KELLS
Kells has one of the finest collections of early Christian artefacts in Ireland. Come and follow the footsteps of the monks and grasp a sense of life in the 6th century.

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THE MARKET TOWN
The town of Kells has always been an important trading post, situated as it was on one of the five ancient roads of Ireland. It receieved a Market Charter from Walter de Lacy in the 12 century.
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THE BIG HOUSES
With the arrival of the Normans, large estates became a feature of Ireland. These estates were a feature of the landscape of Kells and have helped shape the way it looks now.
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