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.

Kells Inspiration

Medieval Magic in Kilkenny

Things You Need To Know Before Travelling to Kilkenny

4 Destinations That Are So Kilkenny

Medieval Magic in Kilkenny

Things You Need To Know Before Travelling to Kilkenny

4 Destinations That Are So Kilkenny

Medieval Magic in Kilkenny

Things You Need To Know Before Travelling to Kilkenny

4 Destinations That Are So Kilkenny

Kilkenny GAA

Gaelic Games form part of the flavour of Kilkenny, from Nowlan Park in Kilkenny city to each of our 41 clubs , to be found in every parish in the county, from Clooneen in the north to Glenmore in the south.  

Kilkenny GAA promotes all our Gaelic Games

The Kilkenny Senior Hurling team has, since the turn of the Millennium, been the most successful hurling team ever. This success has been founded upon our club games which are run throughout the spring, summer and autumn culminating in our local championship finals in Nowlan Park.

Take in a match while you visit Kilkenny.

In recent years the Kilkenny Senior Camogie team has been one of the most successful teams in the country, with their success again based on the thriving camogie club competitions in Kilkenny.

While football is not as strong in Kilkenny as in some other counties, our footballers participate in national competitions at the appropriate level. Of recent years our underage club footballers have competed at national level while Kilkenny Ladies Football continues to develop.

Handball flourishes in Kilkenny with many National and international champions of renown representing Kilkenny. Handball Alleys are to be found throughout the the city and county and details of handball fixtures are to be found here.

Wherever you are in Kilkenny, City or County, you will find the true flavour of Kilkenny at our Gaelic Games.

A full list of club fixtures is to be found here.