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As with many other Irish walled towns, Castledermot was an older settlement which was taken over by the Anglo-Normans. Given control of the area in the 12th century, Walter de Riddlesford reorganised and expanded the town. By 1295 Castledermot had a seven year murage grant which allowed the townspeople to collect a toll from anyone entering the town. The toll money was then used to fund the building of the walls which were completed in 1302, giving Castledermot protection and its distinctive pear shape.