Church of the Immaculate Conception Castlecomer

Church of the Immaculate Conception, Castlecomer

This imposing catholic church was built in a picturesque Gothic Revival style built for Bishop William Kinsella (1793-1845) by George and Edward Hetherington to designs prepared by William Deane Butler (c.1794-1857). The present church replaced a simple thatched chapel that …
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Coolbawn ambush monument

Coolbawn Ambush Monument

In 1921, an IRA plot to ambush the black & tans backfired resulting in the deaths of two volunteers The ambush was set at Coolbawn, on the Athy Road (get directions), on the orders of Michael Collins as a ploy …
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1798 monument

1798 Monument

Erected by the local Fassadinin History Society in 1998 to commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Castlecomer. The Battle of Castlecomer was the last battle of the 1798 Rebellion. Following the battle most of the houses in the town, …
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Check out some of the fascinating attractions here in Castlecomer. There’s something for everyone, from adrenaline junkies to history buffs to the culturally curious!