Whether you're a local or a visitor there is much to see in Kilcullen town. The following suggestions are located around the town and can be easily accessed.
Established over 25 years ago, Camphill is a sanctuary for people with learning difficulties. Please visit the unique gardens which are managed by the people living here. There is a 1Km walk which includes the option for children to see a variety of farm animals and also to walk along the river Liffey.
This short walk begins from behind the Credit Union building which is located on the bridge. Follow the path and get unique views of the river. At the end of the path you have the option of turning right and following the path up into the town. Or you can follow the grassy track down to the ancient trail that leads to the "New Abbey" Cemetery.
(Please take care as the path can be wet and please respect any livestock that you may see on your visit).
As you begin the Valley walk, look down to the river and you will see the restored "Spout". Originally this spring was where the inhabitants collected their water. In recent times the spout has been redeveloped and the water is safe to drink.
In 2003 a replica of the hill and the surrounding ditch was constructed on the Athy Road entrance to the town. The centrepiece of this site is a sculpture, by local sculptor Noel Scullion. The sculpture depicts an Iron Age spearhead which was found during the excavations at Dun Ailinne in the 1970s. It also tells much of the story of Dun Ailinne and those early excavations. A nearby information board gives further information.
One fascinating feature of the sculpture is that a horizontal hole is cut right through and aligned so that the morning and evening sunlight on the Spring and Autumn Equinoxes will enter and exit through the hole.
Markings on the sculpture line up with the midday sun on the winter and summer solstices and with the equinoxes.
While efforts have been made to include all aspects of the town, if you feel an important feature/service/business in the town has been omitted, please contact Kilcullencommunityaction@gmail.com. Please note that any amendments may take time to be made as this website is created, contributed to and maintained by volunteers.
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