The Irish High Cross – Pop Up Exhibition in Castledermot

Those who missed the impressive Irish High Cross temporary exhibition in the National Museum of Ireland, which ended last summer, will be happy to hear that there will be a pop up exhibition in Castledermot, Co Kildare this summer featuring a selection of its beautifully illustrated information panels generously provided by the National Museum. In addition to the panels, there will be a digital display of 3D scans of the local high crosses made by Jeff Hott of Coastway ( and an art table where kids can explore interlace and other early medieval designs.

The exhibition is taking place in a dedicated room in Teach Diarmada, the newly  refurbished community centre on Castledermot’s Main Street, which has the added advantage of being located next door to St James’ Church and its stunning high crosses. The impressive Moone high cross is also located just a few kilometres up the road from Castledermot. This community heritage project is being organised by Castledermot Local History Group and will be manned by local volunteers. It is funded by The Irish Walled Town Network and would not be taking place without the generous support of Teach Diarmada and the Castledermot Community Employment Scheme. The exhibition is free and will be open to the public every Friday and Saturday in July and August from 10am to 4pm.

During Heritage Week it will be open from Wednesday to Saturday (27th-30th August). Additional weekday access in July and August can be arranged by calling 059-9144888.
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