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ID: 7017263
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Kells (inhabited place)  Kells (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 44 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.7333  decimal degrees
Long: 006 53 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -6.8833  decimal degrees

Note: Kells is a small market town situated on the River Blackwater in County Meath in Ireland. Its famous monastery was founded here by St. Columba ca. 550. The monks of that establishment in the 9th century produced the famous illuminated Book of Kells, noted as the best surviving example of early Celtic Christian manuscript art, now in the library of Trinity College, Dublin. Historic architecture remaining includes the ruins of the monastery, the house of St. Columba, later made into a church, a round tower, and ancient Celtic crosses. The 2003 estimated population was 4,400.

Names:
Kells (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Ceanannus Mór (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
Ceanannus Osraighe (H,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
Ceanannus (H,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Ireland (nation)  ........  Ireland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Leinster (province)  ............  Leinster (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Meath (county)  ................  Meath (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Kells (inhabited place)  ....................  Kells (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was an important early site
town (C)
market center (C)
monastic center (H)  ............  founded in 6th century, dissolved in 1551; monastery is now in ruins

Sources and Contributors:
Ceanannus..........  [VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 470
Ceanannus Mór..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 8 Oct. 2003
..........................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 41
Ceanannus Osraighe..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
...................................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
Kells..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..............  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1932) 375
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Ceanannus Mór," accessed 8 Oct. 2003
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1990) 100
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 98
Subject: .....  [GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1932) 375
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 470
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 8 Oct. 2003; "Ceanannus Mór," accessed 8 Oct. 2003
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) 100
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 41; 98
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Ceanannus Mór," accessed 8 Oct. 2003

 

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