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New Abbey, Kilcullen, Co.Kildare

New Abbey, Kilcullen, Co.Kildare.
Founded by Rowland FitzEustace, Baron Portlester and his 3rd wife Margaret Dartas in 1486.
Baron Portlester's daughter Alison FitzEustace died 1495 and is buried here.
Baron Portlester died 1496 and is buried here.
Effigies of Baron Portlester and his 3rd wife Margaret Dartas are here (though she is buried elsewhere).
[Landers, 1973] says the effigies were called "Adam and Eve" by many generations of Kilcullen children.



  

New Abbey, Kilcullen, Co.Kildare, on 1887 to 1913 map.
Note "Effigy" marked.
See modern street view of entrance.



Effigies of Baron Portlester and his 3rd wife Margaret Dartas.
New Abbey, Kilcullen.
Photo before 2001. They formerly lay on the ground like this.
Image from article by Brian Byrne. Used with permission.



Effigies of Baron Portlester and his 3rd wife Margaret Dartas.
New Abbey, Kilcullen.
In 2001 they were moved under this protective arch.
Photo 2015. See full size.



Photo 2012. See larger and full size. From Brian Byrne. Used with permission.
See other shot. Formerly here.
See other shot and other shot. And full size. From here. Used with permission.



Close-up of the above, showing a modern rendering of the Eustace arms.



Plaque at the site.
Photo 2015. See full size.
See other plaque.



Wider shot.
Photo 2015. See full size.
See LHS shot. See RHS shot.



View from outside, showing (centre) location of arch with effigies.
Photo 2015. See full size.




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