|Three new religious foundations were established in and around Kildare town in the 13th. century. The ruins of these foundations are locally called "abbeys" and are named after the colour of the habits worn in medieval times by the monks of the foundations.|
In the grounds of the National Stud at Tully about 2 kilometres from the town.
A preceptory of the Knights Hospitaller of St. John of
Jerusalem who wore black habits. It was founded in the
late 13th. or early 14th. century. Little is known of the
foundation, though it was important enough to have had a
number of Chapters of the order held there. Also
suppressed in 1538.