S4943 : Kells Priory - tower

taken 2 years ago, near to Ceanannas and Priory, Kilkenny, Ireland

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Kells Priory - tower
Kells Priory - tower
Kells Priory

Kells Priory is one of the largest and most impressive medieval monuments in Ireland.
The Augustine priory is situated alongside King's River beside the village of Kells, about 15 km south of the medieval city of Kilkenny. The priory is a National Monument and is in the guardianship of the Office of Public Works. One of its most striking feature is a collection of medieval tower houses spaced at intervals along and within walls which enclose a site of just over 3 acres. These give the priory the appearance more of a fortress than of a place of worship and from them comes its local name of "Seven Castles". The priory was founded in 1193 and dissolved in 1540.

National Monuments of Ireland

A National Monument in the Republic of Ireland is a structure or site, the preservation of which has been deemed to be of national importance and therefore worthy of state protection. If the land adjoining the monument is essential to protect it, this land may also be protected.
A list of the monuments can be found at LinkExternal link

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S4943, 87 images   (more nearby search)
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Thursday, 26 July, 2018   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 26 March, 2020
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! S 497 432 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:32.3136N 7:16.0250W
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Irish: geotagged! S 498 432
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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