Castledermot

Around Carlow
County Kildare
National Monument

Castledermot Friary, Co. Kildare

The small town of Castledermot in County Kildare was originally called ‘Diseart Diarmad’; meaning ‘Dermot’s Hermitage’. This was once a very important ecclesiastical center and there are many fine ruins in the area. These include the remains of a Round Tower and High Crosses, an Abbey – a Franciscan Friary and Kilkea Castle is also […]

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Around Carlow
County Kildare

The Old Yard, Co. Kildare

Another great spot to go for brunch/lunch in County Kildare is a place called The Old Yard. It is a renovated 18th century farmyard located in the rural Irish countryside, at Garterfarm, just outside the town of Castledermot. Castledermot in itself is a great spot for exploring. In the town you will find Castledermot Abbey […]

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Around Carlow
County Kildare
National Monument

Castledermot Round Tower and High Crosses, Co. Kildare

Round Towers are a uniquely indigenous form of Irish architecture. Interesting and very well preserved tower is a 10th-century Round Tower located in Castledermot, County Kildare. The tower is complete, although the original cap has been replaced with battlements. It is composed of rounded granite boulders embedded in mortar. Castledermot was founded as a monastic […]

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