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Castledermot Abbey
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Castledermot Abbey is located in Ireland
Castledermot Abbey
Location in Ireland
Monastery information
Other names Castledermot Friary
Order Franciscan
Established Prior to 1247
Disestablished 1540
Diocese Kildare and Leighlin
Founder(s) Walter de Riddlesford II (d.1238/9)
Functional Status Abandoned
Heritage designation National Monument
Style Irish Gothic
Groundbreaking Prior to 1247
Location Abbey Street, Castledermot,
County Kildare, Ireland
Coordinates 52°54′31″N 6°50′14″W / 52.908556°N 6.837141°W / 52.908556; -6.837141
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Castledermot Abbey is a ruined Franciscan friary in Castledermot, County Kildare, in the Republic of Ireland. It was founded in about the year 1300. A previous monastery was founded on the same site by Diarmait, a son of Áed Róin, King of Ulster, in the ninth century AD.

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