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The N9 road from Dublin to Waterford passes through the village but completion of a bypass is due during 2010 and hopefully this will alleviate the traffic bottleneck that currently suffocates this peaceful town.
The population of the town was 887 at the time of the January 2006 census.
In the town there are various remains including a Round Tower, two High Crosses and the ruins of a Franciscan friary.
The settlement of Castledermot is growing due to its proximity to Dublin and its growing attraction as a commuter town for Dublin City because of the availability of more affordable homes than in the greater Dublin area.
The River Lerr (a tributary of the larger River Barrow, the second longest river in Ireland) flows through the town.
Castledermot is a classic market town, serving the rural population of the surrounding area without any pretensions to offering the fare of larger towns.