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Kells, County Kilkenny

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Kells

Ceanannas
Town
Kells
Kells
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°32′24″N 7°16′26″W / 52.540°N 7.274°W / 52.540; -7.274Coordinates: 52°32′24″N 7°16′26″W / 52.540°N 7.274°W / 52.540; -7.274
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyKilkenny
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Websitewww.historickells.com

Kells (Irish: Ceanannas) is a village in County Kilkenny in Ireland. It is about 15 km south of Kilkenny. It is situated on high ground to the south of the Kings River.

Main St, Kells
Main St, Kells

Kells Priory, though in ruins, is one of the best preserved in Ireland.

Kilree round tower and 9th century high cross, said to be the burial place of Niall Caille, is located 2 km south of Kells.

The champion racehorse Red Rum was bred at Rossenarra stud in Kells.

Olympic Champion Michelle Smith de Bruin lives in Kells.

See also

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Kells, County Kilkenny
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