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Still on the same day on our scenic drive around County Kilkenny, this is the fortified priory in the small hamlet of Kells. Not to be confused with Kells in County Meath from where the iconic book of Kells origins, this are the ruins of a fortified 12th century priory set in a wide valley with only sheeps as your companions while you discover the ruins. There are no gates or tour guides or anything that disturbes the calm of the ruins with the exemption of the odd dog walker passing by. As to why this priory was that well protected by heavy fortified walls remains a mystery. It was fought over several times by different warlords in the 14th century and abadoned in the 15th century.
The photo is actually a HDR as it was taken just minutes after a heavy downpour with rain and hail.

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  • Copyright: Daniel Solinger (marabu61) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 722 W: 62 N: 1328] (7829)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-03-18
  • Categories: Castles
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-04-10 13:20
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