Three Historic Places to Visit Near Maynooth

The university town of Maynooth in Ireland is a great place to stay if you want a good base to explore the history of the country from. As well as having lots of ancient sites to visit locally, the town of Maynooth itself also has plenty to offer, from places to eat and drink, to all the shops that you need like Vodafone Maynooth.

If you want to explore some of the nearby historical sites, here are a few to get you started…

Maynooth Castle – This castle was built in the 13th Century and belonged to the earl of Kildare. It is easy to walk to as it is more or less in the centre of Maynooth town, and offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of the town in the Norman period.

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Taghadoe – The round tower at Taghadoe is what remains of the original site that was a monastic settlement. The tower is now in ruins, but the area was still being used into the 18th Century where a church was built next to it. It is no longer in use, but it is definitely worth a wander around.

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Hill of Tara – This site dates back to the iron age and was a place where the rulers of Ireland reigned. It was believed to be a special place, where gods could cross over to this world from theirs. It is a fantastic walk as well, as you can see for miles from the top on a clear day.

Richard Anderson


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