By Philip Powell

County Kildare is likely one of the richest counties in eire for antiquities. certainly, the earliest written documents of pre-Christian eire from the Greek historian Ptolemy, in his map of eire of c.100 A.D., exhibits an inland city that perhaps Rheban at the River Barrow, close to Athy. From the stone circles & status stones of the Bronze Age; the Iron Age Royal web site of Dún Áilinne & the frilly Celtic excessive Crosses & around Towers of Christendom, to the nice Anglo-Norman castles of the FitzGeralds & the architectural wonderments of the non secular abbeys, County Kildare was once bestowed with a wealthy tapestry of historical past that spans over 4 millennia. it truly is historical past has been woven jointly through those many assorted aspects of the previous, from the strong Uí Dúnlainge, Kings of Leinster; the unfold of Christianity by way of St. Bridgid & St. Dermot; the plundering & destruction wrought via the Vikings and the Cambro-Norman invasion that created the light, that positioned County Kildare to the fore of clash for lots of centuries; all of which, left indelible imprints at the old & social panorama of County Kildare. during this advisor to the Antiquities of County Kildare, i've got chosen consultant antiquities of those a number of sessions, from the early Bronze Age (2,000 B.C.), all the way through the millennia, and finishing round the early 1700s.

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