Tourism News from the Home of the Book of Kells
The Kells & District Tourism Forum was set up in October 2010 with a constitution in a response for the need for a tourism brochure for Kells and since then the team of volunteers have been very passionate and active in spreading the word about the history, heritage and superb visitor amenities of Kells in County Meath.
Kells is a delightful small town with one of the very best collections of the sculpture and buildings of the early Christians.
Kells, is most famous for its 8th century Book of Kells, which is one of the most beautiful books in the world. A manuscript of the Four Gospels, it was completed in Kells in the monastic site and sent to Trinity College for safekeeping in the 17th century, where it still remains.
The highlights of ancient Kells are clustered in the 6th century Monastic Site, with its Round Tower, High Crosses, Columcille’s House (oratory), together with the 18th century Headfort House and the Spire of Lloyd.
Teltown, nearby, was the location for the famous Tailteann Games, which formed the template for the ancient Olympic Games.
Our Current Projects:
|Kells Lecture Series & Conferences||Reprint of the Kells Tourism Brochure & Translations|
|Kells Audio Guide (and translations)||Parking arrangements in Kells for coaches|
|The Bank Gallery||Opening the Spire of Lloyd|
|Fam Trips to Rathcrogan and Iona / Fam Trips to Kells||1,200 celebration of St. Columba’s for 2014|
|Facilitate opening of Heritage sites||Rubrication of Kells|
As a community group we depend on donations and fundraising so please do help out by giving a commitment to donate! You can give a once off donation here or become a Friend of the Kells & District Tourism Forum.
Would you like to join? Contact us and bring your time, energy, enthusiasm, experience or local knowledge to the team! We are a fun and enthusiastic group who meet weekly in Kells – some serious things to do but we have a few laughs along the way.