Castledermot is the southernmost town in Kildare sitting just at the edge of the Wicklow Mountains.  Like many other Kildare towns it has a rich and varied history and therefore is a very interesting place to visit.

Accommodation in Castledermot

Kilkea Lodge Farm: Phone 00 353 59 9145112

Things to see in Castledermot:

The ‘Pigeon Tower’, is really an old bell tower and is all that remains of the Priory Hospital of St John the Baptist which was founded as a leprosy hospital outside the town in 1210 by Walter de Riddlesford and his wife. This tower stands on private property.

‘The Pound’ was original used to impound loose, trespassing or seized animals (e.g for non-payment of rent) in the 19th century. The back wall runs along the line of the medieval town wall.

The Franciscan Friary which was founded around 1247.The Friary was attacked twice by the Scot Edward Bruce during the invasions of Ireland in 1316 & 1317

The Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption which was built c.1830. Inside there is a stained glass window depicting St. Laurence O’Toole who was born nearby at Mullaghreelan.

To find out more about the historic core of the town check out the Castledermot Town Walls Plan here.

Click here for a self-guided tour of the Kildare Monastic Trail which features Castledermot

Places to Eat

Mad Hatter Cafe Unit 1, Keenans Lane
Tel: 00 353 85 714 80 85

How to Get to Castledermot

JJ Kavanaghs Bus Service

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    July 9 @ 11:00 am - December 17 @ 4:30 pm
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Contact Info

Kildare Town Heritage Centre, Market Square, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

Tel: +353 45 530 672
Mobile: +353 871900945

Opening Hours

(Lunch 01:00-02:00pm Daily)

Monday 09:30am - 05:00pm

Tuesday 09:30am - 05:00pm 

Wednesday 09:30am - 05:00pm

Thursday 09:30am - 05:00pm

Friday 09:30am - 05:00pm 

Saturday 09:30am - 05:00pm

Sunday Closed