New day, new trip and new memories!
On Sunday, together with my fiance, we went to see Kells Priory. I hoped for the sunny day that would be perfect for the trip like this but unfortunately it was raining now and again. Did a little bit of rain stop us from going? Not at all!
I was positively supprised that there was few places to see in the Kells area as it is only a small village. First we stopped at the old watermills. One of them was smaller and had a lovely view on the bridge. We went for a walk at the river and decided to go for a cup of coffee in the watermill. We had a nice and strong cup of coffee and piece of cake and after talking to a lovely lady who gave us directions how to get to second and bigger watermill and to Kells Priory, we were all ready to check what the road brings on.
So we went to the big watermill and after passing it we were on the way to the Kells Priory. First when you have a look at the place it does not look like a Augustine priory but more like a small village. It consists of 7 tower houses which locals call 'castles'. At first, priory was found in 1183 by Geoffrey FitzRobert de Marisco and at that time it was a Norman church. Nearly a decade later Geoffrey invited Augustinian canons to settle at Kells and that is how the Priory was established.For more information about both Priory and Watermill you can also go here.
After visiting Kells Priory, we walked through the field and saw a map what showed what else can we visit in Kells area. I discovered that if we will walk 2 kilomiters, we will get to the Kilree Round Tower (some history and pictures can be found here).
Across the field from the tower there is amazing 9th century orgin Highcross. It is amazing that it is still there even that condition of it is not the greatest anymore.
Had a lovely day and was amazed with the condition of some of the places. Where can I go next? Any propositions?