Castledermot High Crosses - St Dairmuids Cross

There was a monastery founded here in the early ninth century by St Dairmuid. In the present churchyard there now stands two ninth century high crosses and a tenth century round tower. The two granite crosses have carved biblical scenes the best preserved of which is the ten foot high north cross. The remains of the round tower is about sixty-five feet in height.

Getting there

This is in Castledermot, County Kildare, which is along the R418 north from Tullow, County Kildare and off the M9 about six miles northeast of the town of Carlow.

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