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The town of Kells has a long history, in the 6th century AD it was inhabited by St Colmcille (Columba) before he was exiled to Scotland. St Colmcille’s followers returned to Kells in the 9th century after their home on the island of Iona was attacked by Vikings. They founded a monastery in Kells dedicated to St Colmcille.