Robertstown is a small picturesque village situated on the banks of the Grand Canal, bordering the Bog of Allen, 8 miles from Naas. The village grew in importance with the arrival of the Grand Canal in 1784. Lowtown marks the summit of the Grand Canal standing 279 feet above sea level. History suggests that Robertstown got its name from the Fitzgeralds, who descended from the Knights of Kerry. The Anglo-Norman name Robert was used as a Christian name by the Fitzgeralds, Lords of Allen in the 14 th century. Robertstown is within a short distance from the Fitzgeralds Castles at Kilmeague and Ballyteague.