Kells Profile

Kells Profile

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Kells can provide the location, the people, the skills, the languages and the services that can offer you an excellent place for your business.

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Testimonials | Available Properties | Languages and Skills | Lifestyle | Favourable Tax Regime

Kells is one of the most historic towns in Ireland. The town serves as the administrative centre for North Meath. The town is located at junction 10 on the M3 motorway which connects it to the capital.

Kells has grown over the past number of years with a current population of 6,500. It also has a significant population of almost 1.3 million from a catchment area within a 45 minute drive.

Kells is situated on one of the principal arterial motorways to the capital, M3, which links to the M50, the Dublin Orbital Motorway at 42 minutes and at 49 minutes to DublinAirport.

Kells is also located on the N52, a national primary route which links the town going East with N2 to Derry and the M1 motorway to Belfast and going West with the N4/N5 and the M6 motorway to Galway.



“Strategically located, we are well positioned to service customers across Europe. Ireland has the highest number of people employed in the medical device industry anywhere in Europe, meaning Arc Royal are at the heart of the latest industry developments and benefit from having access to employees with vital industry experience and global market insight. We are certified under ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and EU GMP vol.4 Part 1.

We have undergone continuous expansion in Kells, and our facility today incorporates a European distribution centre, sales and marketing hub, multi-lingual customer service centre, and a surgical and angiography tray assembly division employing over 200 people.”

Smurfit Kappa

“Smurfit Kappa News Press chose Kells ahead of other locations due to its proximity to our key Dublin and Belfast markets. The improved road network and enhanced facilities currently available in Kells has further endorsed this decision. We have been here for more than a decade; we intend staying for many more and we are very happy to recommend Kells as a prime location for local, national and international business”

Available Properties

KellsBusinessPark is a modern, well serviced business environment located at junction 10 on the M3 motorway, 49 minutes from DublinAirport with all modern telecommunication infrastructures in place. It is a first class business location for multi-national and national companies. A variety of industrial, warehousing, wholesale, distribution and service companies are located on the fully serviced 80-acre site. KellsBusinessPark is the ideal location for any company to do it’s business.

Kells Enterprise & Technology Centre - is located in KellsBusinessPark on the edge of town. It’s an ideal world class facility there to provide services for large businesses or start up operations. Facilities available:

  • Air-conditioned call centre space of 18.000 sq. feet to let in 5 independent units
  • The large conference room catering for up to 60 delegates with full audiovisual facility.
  • Training suites/executive offices on the first floor
  • 220 car park spaces and on-site CCTV

Languages & Skills

Companies operating on a global basis require staff with a broad range of language skills to support a multilingual business. Kells has a wide range of nationalities living locally and can offer more than 37 languages spoken as mother tongue within its catchment area. See the brochure below for further details of these figures.

Make it Kells


The town also is well served with excellent restaurants, great amenities and stunning scenery.

Leisure and Entertainment

The town also has a Library which offers an excellent facility at the heart of the town containing both an adults and children’s section offering creative writing classes for adults, an adult book club and a children’s book club.


Kells also enjoys excellent sports facilities with a wide variety of sports being catered. The town offers 18 sports clubs, including a large public swimming pool, Headford Golf Club and North Meath Rugby Club.

Music, Festivals and Events

Within easy reach of the town there are a number of excellent family based country and tourist attractions which offer a variety of activities for the family. In addition, Moynalty an adjoining village of Kells, hosts the Moynalty Steam Threshing festival every year, which provides a wonderful exhibition of machinery and trades, including livestock competitions, set dancing and many more activities.


For most people Kells is associated with the Book of Kells. The Book of Kells is probably the most famous of illustrated manuscripts and is one of the best known books in the world. Kells also contains many historic remains including the Round Tower, High Crosses and St. Columba’s House.


Kells has wide variety of excellent housing choices to suit your lifestyle preferences. Whether you prefer the buzz of the town life or the quiet calm of a rural setting, Kells has plenty of options for you from large detached family homes and semi detached houses to bungalows etc.

Kells can offer you and your family a great lifestyle as well as a great location for your business.

Favourable Tax Regime - Corporate Tax Rate 12.5%

Ireland has one of the lowest Statutory Corporate Tax Rates in the world at 12.5%. Companies that choose Ireland as their European or International Database have been able to maximise the favourable tax regime to achieve a high rate of return on their investment 

Find out more about Ireland's Favourable Tax Regime

Kells Economic Opportunities Brochure