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hidden away in small town Ireland

Located in county kildare but actually Carlow is your closest main town and you can get here by... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2016
sandraorourkeglynn
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Dublin, Ireland
High Crosses, Round Tower, and Viking Hogback Stone

The St. James Church in Castledermot is home to a round tower, two 9th century high crosses, and... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2016
RebeccaMinNJ
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St. James Church of Ireland, Castledermot, Ireland
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Reviewed December 11, 2016

Located in county kildare but actually Carlow is your closest main town and you can get here by motorway. This is easy to miss and its not on the main toursit guidebook list. However it is worth a stop if you are in the area...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2016

The St. James Church in Castledermot is home to a round tower, two 9th century high crosses, and the only Viking hogback (burial) stone in Ireland. We wandered the grounds a bit, noting the (reconstructed) Romanesque arch that is the remainder of the church of...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2016

You could driveway this and think that it was jus another churchyard but it is worth a stop. Not only is there a high cross there but there is one of the only Christian Viking graves in Europe in the graveyard, on the left as...More

Thank Dain96
Reviewed January 28, 2016

Castledermot is an easy stop between Dublin and Kilkenny. You walk through a huge Romanesque Archway. The high crosses are in great condition. The crosses have Adam and Eve in the garden and Daniel with the lions from Daniel and the Lion's Den, the Crucifixion...More

Thank Lori H
Reviewed November 16, 2013

After some research about round towers & high crosses in Ireland, we were very interested in the ones at Castledermot, as it had both a tower and two high crosses, plus there was no entrance fee. We arrived in the town of Castledermot on Sunday...More

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