Kells Heritage TrailDiarmuld MacCarroll, High King of Tara, is said to have granted the dun of Cenannus to St Columcille in the 6th century for the purpose of establishing a monastery. This may explain why in 804 the Columban community on the island of Iona (Hebrides), then the principal Columban monastery, moved to Kells to escape the reaches of Norse raiding parties. St Columba's church stands on the site of the original Columban monastery. It became a cathedral church 1152 when the diocese of Kells was established, and a parish church in 1211 when dioceses of Kells and Meath amalgamated. The church houses a facsimile of the Book of Kells and an exhibition on the history of the site.
|Placed By||Meath Tourism|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 10:16pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||29U E 639949 N 5955287|
|Decimal Degrees||53.72745000, -6.87866667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 53° 43.647', W 6° 52.72'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||53° 43' 38.82" N, 6° 52' 43.20" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4 Church Street, Tucson Meath 85701, IE|
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