Castledermot, Co. Kildare
Castledermot is a magnificent small town situated on the River Lerr in south Kildare that is famous for its round towers and castles. The name of Castledermot (Diseart Diarmada) originated in an early Christian monastic settlement of about 500 A.D. The town contains St. James's Church, a Hibernian-Romanesque arch, a round tower, two high crosses and a number of ancient stones and grave slabs.
Nearby Kilkea Castle is castle is open to the public as a hotel that also offers top class facilities including an 18 hole golf course and a health and fitness centre.
There is a nice woodland walk situated approx. one km from Kilkea Castle in Mullaghrelan wood. The length of the trail is 3km. There is a rath-capped hill which stands 170m above sea level overlooking the River Greese.