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Newcastle Village

Close to both the Grand Canal and the start of Arthurs Way in nearby Celbridge, Newcastle still shows evidence of its historic past as a strategic location. While the area was the site of a Monastery founded by St Finian in the 6th Century, Newcastle’s name derives from a castle newly built after the area was first occupied following the Norman invasion in the 12th Century. It was originally named Lymerhin and often called Newcastle Lyons to distinguish it from towns with the same or similar names. In the sixteenth century, Newcastle contained no less than six castles and was a place of considerable importance.

More information on the history of the Village is here. A guided Village Heritage Walk is also downloadable.


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