A new guide to the medieval walled towns of Kildare has been produced by Kildare County Council with funding from the Irish Walled Towns Network Interpretation and Events Grants Scheme 2023.

Written and designed by Sharon Green and Sarah Nylund of Abarta Heritage, the guide features Athy, Castledermot, Kildare Town and Naas. High quality photographs and illustrations, along with the well-researched text, make this lovely booklet a delight to read.

When effectively conserved, managed and promoted, surviving walls or their former circuits contribute to a unique sense of place, belonging and identity. They are an important long term source of civic pride and a focus for tourism and cultural and economic development. Surviving town walls and other medieval features are being repaired and conserved while the less visible aspects of our past are being uncovered and revealed through events, signage and publications like this. So, as you walk though your historic town core, think of all those who have walked before you and what their experience of your town was like all those years ago.

Read online or download the PDF version here.