Kells, the Irish town that gave its name to a famous medieval manuscript, is gearing up to host a Hay festival. Neil Hegarty reports.
A spring morning in the town of Kells, deep in the countryside north-west of Dublin. The grass in St Columba’s churchyard is long and green – and a little wet too. Not that we are wasting time grumbling about damp shoes, for this atmospheric site is keeping us fully occupied.