Kells

Climb to higher ground and an ancient priory

Kells is a village, situated on high ground to the south of the Kings River. Kells Augustinian Priory is one of the best preserved in Ireland, it is a National Monument and a must see. In Kells you will also find a Celtic cross that dates from the 9th century at the burial site of Niall Caille, High King of Ireland. Wander around the ruin which has a church, a chapel, prior’s residence or sacristy and several domestic buildings. There are guided tours available from Mid-June to Mid-September.
Kells is a 38-minute drive from Kilkenny City.

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Jen’s Cafe

Dine at this stunning historic location of Mullin's Mill, Kells
Jens is a Kilkenny Café serving delicious homemade food in a cosy, relaxed atmosphere in the stunning historic location of Mullin's Mill, Kells. A wide variety of healthy and vegetarian options for breakfast and lunch is on offer as well as tasty treats to enjoy with a delicious cup of local artisan coffee. Located just minutes Kells Priory and Jerpoint Abbey this Kilkenny cafe is the perfect spot to relax after a morning of sightseeing and enjoy these homemade tasty delights.