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

Suffolk Street

Kells Heritage Trail

Suffolk Street Marker image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2009
1. Suffolk Street Marker
Suffolk Street is an anglicisation of the ancient name Siofac, the meaning of which is today uncertain. The Annals of the Four Masters mentions a fire in 1156 burning the area of Kells from the cross of the gate to Siofoic. The name may be derived from the existence of a suidhe, a fairy mound, possibly a prehistoric tumulus, at the junction of Suffolk and Farrell Streets. A hillock at this site was cleared away in the early 19th century with the widening of Farrell Street.
Erected by Meath Tourism.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural FeaturesRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 53° 43.626′ N, 6° 52.763′ W. Marker is in Kells, Leinster, in County Meath. Marker is at the intersection of Cannon Street (Road 163) and Suffolk Street, on the left when traveling west on Cannon Street. Marker is on the wall of the Round Tower Gift Shop, across Cannon Street from St Columba's Church. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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. The Churchyard Wall (a few steps from this marker); St Columba's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Catherine Dempsey (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Kells Round Tower (about 120 meters away); Headfort Place (approx. half a kilometer away); Kells Courthouse (approx. half a kilometer away); Market Cross (approx. half a kilometer away); Spire of Loyd (approx. 1.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kells.
Suffolk Street Marker image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2009
2. Suffolk Street Marker
Suffolk Street on left and Cannon Street on right.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,201 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2010.

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