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Athy, Co. Kildare

Athy is pleasantly situated alongside the River Barrow and the Grand Canal, which has three locks in the town, descending to the river. The town is named after a second century chieftain, Ae, who was killed on the river crossing thus giving the town its name the ford of AE or in Irish Baile Átha Í. Athy developed from a 12th century Anglo-Norman settlement into an important military outpost on the border of the Pale. Local activities include equestrian, gliding, swimming and the many nightlife establishments.



Gardens

Heywood Gardens - Ballinakill County Laois Ireland
Heywood Gardens
Abbeyleix, Co. Laois
Representing two chapters of garden history, Ballinakill is an 18th century landscaped estate laid out in the romantic manner, with a rare gem - an architectural garden designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) - at its heart. Created in 1906 for ...
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Golf

The 4th Green
Carlow Golf Club
Carlow, Co. Carlow
Course Type: Parkland
Long acknowledged as one of the country's finest parkland courses, Carlow Golf Club was founded in 1899. The 6,570 yard par 70 course is naturally free draining and the sandy sub-soil has always made this a highly attractive venue to play at any ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Clomantagh Castle
Freshford, Co. Kilkenny
Clomantagh Castle is an utterly enchanting and captivating property. The tower (1430s) and the farmhouse (early 1800s) are linked by doors allowing guests to wander freely between two periods of history. A mixture of simplicity and rustic cha ...
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What's On

Naas Farmers Market - County Kildare
Naas Market

Beside Trax Brasserie, Friary Lane, Naas, County Kildare

Saturdays 10am - 3 pm

Contact: Siobhan Poppelwell - 087 608 0119; siobhanpoppelwell@ireland.c ...
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Tourist Attractions

Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens - Kildare Town County Kildare Ireland
Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens
Kildare, Co. Kildare
For well over 100 years, the pride of Tully has been a working stud farm, its central objective being to produce for Ireland thoroughbreds capable of being crowned champions at home and abroad. But the Irish National Stud is far more than jus ...
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Wedding Venues

Castle Durrow - Durrow County Laois - Wedding Venue
Castle Durrow
Durrow, Co. Laois
This 300-year-old mansion half way between Dublin and Cork has recently been refurbished to a very high standard and, overlooking beautiful terraced gardens to the south, and the River Erkina to the north, it makes a magnificently romantic weddin ...
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