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Kells in County Meath, Leinster, Ireland — Mid-East (and Dublin)
 

Kells Courthouse

 
 
Kells Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2009
1. Kells Courthouse Marker
Inscription.
The courthouse, built in 1801, was designed by the prominent Irish architect Francis Johnston. Johnston also designed the General Post Office and Nelson's Pillar in Dublin, and Townley Hall, County Louth.

A Vantage Point to the Past
Several important landmarks of Kells recent history can be seen from this vantage point in front of the courthouse. Located to the west of the courthouse we find Headfort Place - a wide, tree-lined avenue of Georgian houses - the Headfort estate agent's house b.1880 (currently the Eureka Girls School), and the red-brick estate office b.1872 (currently a petrol station). Dublin Gate, one of the five gates of the medieval town wall, was once situated in the area near the petrol station.
 
Erected by Meath Tourism.
 
Location. 53° 43.6′ N, 6° 52.306′ W. Marker is in Kells, Leinster, in County Meath. Marker is at the intersection of Headfort Place (Local Road 163) and Navan Road (National Road 3), on the right when traveling east on Headfort Place. Click for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Market Cross (here, next to this marker); Headfort Place (within shouting distance of this
Kells Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2009
2. Kells Courthouse and Marker
marker); St Columba's Church (approx. half a kilometer away); Suffolk Street (approx. half a kilometer away); The Churchyard Wall (approx. half a kilometer away); Catherine Dempsey (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Kells Round Tower (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Spire of Loyd (approx. 2.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Kells.
 
Also see . . .  Kells Heritage Trail. (Submitted on February 9, 2010.)
 
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Kells Courthouse, Markers, and Market Cross image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2009
3. Kells Courthouse, Markers, and Market Cross
Looking West Along Headfort Place (R163) image. Click for full size.
4. Looking West Along Headfort Place (R163)
Toward intersection with Navan Road (N3).
 
 
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