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Cadamstown

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Coach Road, Cadamstown

Cadamstown is a village in County Offaly, Ireland. It lies on the R421 regional road, just north of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. It is about 20 km from Tullamore and 6 km from Kinnitty.

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  • Church. The Church and its grounds contain a cross inscribed grave slab, a 12th century decorated animal head and a human face, possibly Saint Lugna. It is possible that these stones, as well as many more used in constructing Cadamstown, were originally from the Church at Letter  edit
  • Silver River. Silver River Geological Reserve provides an insight into a landscape and the Silver River gorge  edit
  • Ardara Bridge. Ardara Bridge, a high arch spanning the Silver River, is of great architectural importance, being one of only a handful of such medieval bridges in Ireland. In 2006, the Office of Public Works acquired the bridge as a major conservation project was required to save the bridge from collapse, and to make it safe for public access.  edit
  • Paddy Heaney. It is the home of local historian Paddy Heaney who has written several books on historical events and folklore in the region, including At the Foot of the Slieve Bloom - History and Folklore of Cadamstown.  edit

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  • Scenic Walks. The village has many scenic walks including the start of the Offaly Way, a 29 km, long-distance walking trail linking the Slieve Bloom and Grand Canal Ways  edit


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