Tourism News from the Home of the Book of Kells
Kells Heritage Weekends
Kells Heritage Weekends celebrate our town’s fantastic Early Christian heritage, royal history and pre-history by endeavouring to make sure that there is access to properties that may often be closed to the public, as well as coordinating tour guides for the town and boglands and woodlands.
Enjoy a weekend of discovery, tours, events and activities which bring to life local history and culture.
For accommodation details, go to www.visitingkells.ie
What sort of things can you do and see during the Kells Heritage Weekends?:
“Follow the Footsteps of the Monks” – a heritage walk around Kells – Saturday 14th February, 2015
Walk through Kells, the Monastic Site, see the Round Tower and High Crosses, and Colmcille’s House – get a feel for the town once known as the “Splendour of Ireland”.
Meet at the foyer of the Headfort Arms Hotel at 10:00 a.m.
€4 per person (normally €10 p.p.) Queries to 087 706 4421.
The Girley Bog Walk– Saturday 14th February, 2015 – 2 p.m.
Discover the fascinating world of Irish bogs, and learn all about these unique wetland habitats. Find out how plants survive in the challenging conditions of the bog; forage for wild berries; identify & learn about Ireland’s wildflowers; watch dragonflies, butterflies and other insects as they emerge for the Summer months.
Meet in the carpark at 2:00 p.m.. Waterproof footwear strongly advised! €4 per person.
The Girley Bog is on the left hand side on the road between Kells and Mullingar.
Queries to 086 170 6767
Spire of Lloyd – Sunday 15th February, 2015 – 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Ireland’s only inland lighthouse.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see the views over several counties from this inland 18th century ‘lighthouse’!
Admissions free, donations only.
Opened by the Kells & District Tourism Forum.
Visit Ireland’s most sacred ritual site!
€4 per person. Queries to 087 706 4421.