St. Kieran's Church, Kells, Kilkenny.

St. Kieran’s Church

St Kieran’s is a small-scale church representing one of the oldest surviving structures in Kells and occupying one of the longest established sites in the village: historic records indicate that a pre-Norman Catholic church was built on the grounds prior to the establishment of Kells Priory in the 12th century. Following the dissolution of the priory by Henry VIII, in 1540, St. Kieran's Church was re-adapted as a Church of Ireland place of worship until superseded in 1844. You can see a partial effigy in the wall at the front of St. Kieran’s.

Interior of St. Kieran's Church, Kells, Kilkenny Another interior of St. Kieran's Church, Kells, Kilkenny