This area was inhabited 6,000 years ago which makes it one of the oldest inhabited areas of the county. Here can be found the tall pillars of the entrance to Belan, the vanished home of the Earls of Aldborough. Near the village is Moone High Cross, a National monument, Kildare's most important monument which dates back to the 7th century. The 5m high granite cross is decorated with scenes from the Old and New Testaments, including the Crucifixation, the Twelve Apostles, the Flight to Egypt and Daniel in the Lion's Den. A damaged holed cross is located inside the ruins of the 13th century church. Nearby is a 15th century tower and an 18th century house, which is private.
Bolton Abbey, a Cistercian monastry with a medieval tower house and columbarium.
Timolin, located in the south of the county, is one of the oldest inhabited areas in the county. This village has a pewter mill and gift shop which is open to the public and in the porch of the Protestant church is the 13th century effigy of a knight.
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