Irish Churches and Abbeys - Jody Halsted

Approaching Kells Priory from the Mills along Kings River

At first glance you wouldn't recognize this as an Augustine priory; the walls enclose an area of almost 3 acres and with the seven tower houses spaced along the walls it appears more like an enclosed village.  Locally named "the Seven Castles", the priory is maintained by the Office of Public Works and is free to enter and explore.

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