Unique 12th-century Romanesque sculptures 

These monastic ruins, now a national monument, can be found in the historic village of Kilteel. The 12th-century Romanesque chancel arch is unique in Ireland for the fact that it contains figure sculpture. You can see Adam and Eve, a man drinking out of a horn, an acrobat, David with the head of Goliath, Samson, and the Lion, 2 bearded faces, an abbot with a crozier and a few other figures. It’s hard to imagine that this sleepy village was once an important settlement as close by are the remains of a 6th-century monastery, a Norman motte-and-bailey, a 15th-century castle (also a national monument), and also the highest pub in county Kildare; The Kilteel Inn – a national monument to drinking!