The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells Experience

Daily Heritage Tours of The Heritage Town of Kells

The monastic site in Kells is considered by many historians to be one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. It is on the tentative list for consideration as a World Heritage Site. Follow the footsteps of the monks as we walk up to the highest point in the town where St. Columba established a religious settlement in 550. The Garden Rooms at Beamond House is the ideal location to explore the Boyne Valley Region and the Book of Kells. Contact us at for special rates.

We will visit:
– the Monastic site
– the Round tower
– the High Crosses
– St. Colmcille’s House (where the Book of Kells may have been written)

Historians have speculated that it was written by St. Columba’s monks on the island of Iona off the coast of Scotland, around 797AD to mark the second centenary of his death. This however is far from certain. Possibly the Book of Kells might have been composed entirely at Kells or even begun at Iona and then completed at Kells.


About Beamond House

Georgian Farm Guest house located on east coast of Ireland, near Bellewstown, Co Meath. Family run, sleeps up to six.
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