Thursday, May 07, 2015

Old Kilcullen and the Kildare Monastic Trail

Old Kilcullen and Dun Ailinne feature in a new 'trail' published recently, the Kildare Monastic Trail, writes Brian Byrne.

The Trail is available to download to Apple or Android devices, and combines video and narrative about nine locations through the monastic heritage of the county.

The narration is very nicely done by Kildare actor Liam Quinlivan and the app will lead you to atmospheric ruins of ancient monasteries from Castledermot to Oughterard Oughterard near Ardclough.

The guide was produced by Abarta Audioguides in conjunction with Kildare County Council and with the support of the Heritage Council. Help was given by Sharon Greene of Castledermot Local History Group; Noel Dunne, National Roads Authority archaeologist; Mario Corrigan of Kildare Library Service and Kildare Heritage Officer Bridget Loughlin. The initiative is an action of the County Kildare Heritage Plan.

You can sample the Old Kilcullen segment here. Well worth listening to, and will certainly trigger many to make the whole trip.