Castledermot

Irish Local Names Explained

Castledermot in Kildare. The old name was Disert-dermot, Diarmad's desert or hermitage, from Diarmad son of the king of Ulidia, who founded a monastery there about A. D. 800. The present form of the name is derived from a castle built there by Walter de Riddlesford in the time of Strongbow.

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