Castledermot Round Tower facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCastledermot Round Tower
Cloigtheach Dhíseart Diarmada
|Location||Church Lane, Castledermot,
County Kildare, Ireland
|Architectural style||Irish round tower|
|Height (max)||20 m (66 ft)|
The tower is complete, although the original cap has been replaced with battlements. It is composed of rounded granite boulders embedded in mortar.
Castledermot was founded as a monastic settlement c. 800 AD. The bishop-poet Cormac mac Cuilennáin was buried here in AD 938 and the round tower was probably built around that time. The community ceased to exist some time after 1073.
There are two high crosses:
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