Kildare, Ireland

Kildare Monastic Trail

Kildare Monastic Trail

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10 tour stops



Thank you for downloading the Abarta Audioguide to the Kildare Monastic Trail

3 min

Castledermot Monastic Site

Despite a relatively small size Castledermot contains a wealth of history & heritage

8 min

Castledermot Friary

The medieval Franciscan Friary

4 min


The village of Moone is home to one of the most spectacular high crosses in Ireland

7 min

Old Kilcullen

Legend has it that the monastery of Old Kilcullen was founded by St Patrick in 540AD.

6 min

St. Brigid's Cathedral, Kildare Town

Kildare is most associated with St. Brigid – one of Ireland's most important saints

7 min


Clane has a long history that stretches back to the early days of Irish Christianity

5 min


The name Taghadoe translates into Irish as 'Tigh Tua' meaning 'Tua's House'

3 min


This once extensive settlement is now a quiet graveyard with a famous resident

5 min


Thank you for downloading the Abarta Audioguide to the Kildare Monastic Trail

1 min


County Kildare is at the heart of the story of the dawn of Christianity in Ireland, and some of Ireland's most famous saints like Brigid, Colmcille and Patrick have strong links with the county. Narrated by Kildare actor Liam Quinlivan; this free audiguide to the Kildare Monastic Trail will lead you to atmospheric ruins of ancient monasteries, where you will encounter some of Ireland's best preserved round towers, panel by panel descriptions of high crosses and fascinating tales of history and folklore.
This audioguide was produced by Abarta Audioguides in conjunction with Kildare County Council and with the kind support of the Heritage Council. We would like to thank Sharon Greene of Castledermot Local History Group, Noel Dunne National Roads Authority archaeologist, Mario Corrigan of Kildare Library Service and Kildare Heritage Officer Bridget Loughlin for all of their advice, support and information during the production of this guide.

Itinerary 92 km / 49 min

Offline map included

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