The Essential
An attractive market town in the Blackwater valley, Kells owes its fame to its old abbey which was founded in the 6C by St Columba and later pillaged and burned on several occasions by the Vikings. The town is also renowned for The Book of Kells, today kept at Trinity College library in Dublin. The Kells Heritage Centre exhibits a facsimile of the famous book and also presents audio-visual information on this monastic site.