S4943 : Kilkenny surprise by Kells

taken 26 years ago, near to Ceanannas and Priory, Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny surprise by Kells
Kilkenny surprise by Kells
While staying with an uncle at Kiltinan I went for a drive and was taken by surprise to find this place and on such a scale. Kells Priory beside the Kings River was founded in 1193 by Geoffrey FitzRobert. It was burned three times between 1252 and 1327, twice by members of the de Bermingham family. It is thought that the spacious enclosure with towers, known as Burgess Court, dates from these times of trouble. The Priory was dissolved in March 1540 and given over to James Butler, 9th Earl of Ormonde. Excavations here have uncovered some 20,000 finds. The site is open to the public and guided tours - for details contact staff at Jerpoint Abbey. On the far side of the car park is Ford Escort 1.3L (litre) 1983 model TOE 318Y my trusty transport for some five years. Time photo taken not available.
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Date Taken
September 1995   (more nearby)
Monday, 23 September, 2019
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Grassland  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Area (from Tags)
Eire  County Kilkenny  Irish Republic 
Place (from Tags)
Kells Priory  Kells 
Primary Subject of Photo
Scheduled Monument 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! S 49811 43267 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:32.3334N 7:15.9972W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! S 49697 43026
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Image Type (about): geograph 
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