Kells Courthouse has re-opened today as a Heritage Centre with a permanent Boyne Valley Exhibition to inspire tourists and local people to explore the Meath town and spend time discovering its wonderful history, culture, arts and heritage.
Visitors from Canada, USA and Germany have already popped in today. Located in the main hall of the Kells Courthouse, this much anticipated new exhibition uses the latest interactive digital technology to showcase renowned and unique historic sites of the Boyne Valley and provide an exciting overview of Ireland’s Ancient East initiative.
A facsimile copy of the Book of Kells, a replica of the Kells Crozier (an elaborately decorated staff that was a symbol of the office of a bishop or abbot in the 9th and 10th centuries) and the Kells town model will all be on view. This is an initiative of the Discover Boyne Valley brand and it is supported by Meath County Council and Fáilte Ireland. The exhibition is FREE to visit and it will be open daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays and seven days a week during the summer months of July and August.
Meanwhile, as it's the first Wednesday of the month admission to al OPW heritage sites is free today with the exception of Bru Na Bionne visitor centre (Newgrange & Dowth)