Located 13km south of Kilkenny, the earliest remains of Kells Priory date back
to the 12th-century whilst most of the present ruins date from the 15th century.
There are remains of an Augustinian abbey and the foundations of
some chapels and houses.
Kells Priory is one of the largest and
most magnificent mediaeval monuments in Ireland. Situated on the bank of the King's
River, it comprises a collection of mediaeval tower houses spaced at intervals
along and within walls which enclose a site of some three acres.