Getting to Hay Festival Kells
From Dublin: Bus Aras, Route No. 109. Generally every 30 minutes until 7.30pm and
every 60 minutes thereafter until 11pm.
From Dublin Airport: Route No. 109A. Generally every 60 minutes at 20 past the hour;
last bus at 11.20pm. Allow 90 minutes’ travel time.
See www.buseireann.ie for detailed timetables.
Take the M3. Exit at Junction 10 for Kells. Allow 60 minutes' travel time from Dublin.
Visit www.visitingkells.ie for more info
on taxis, accommodation, eating & drinking in Kells.
Part of Ireland's Ancient East, Failte Ireland's newest initiative, Kells is an ancient market
town in County Meath, 40 miles north of Dublin and renowned worldwide as the birthplace
of the Book of Kells. Almost a thousand years later, the town remains a vibrant
community with a lively events programme. Located in the beautiful Boyne Valley
among the turns of the Blackwater River, Kells is neighboured by a UNESCO World
Heritage site, Headfort House, and the unique Spire of Lloyd, a mysterious inland
lighthouse built in the late 18th century by the 1st Earl of Bective. As well as
the town's rich Monastic legacy, Kells boasts an exciting arts and crafts scene,
with many artists working and exhibiting in the local area.