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Castledermot, Co. Kildare

Castledermot is a magnificent small town situated on the River Lerr in south Kildare that is famous for its round towers and castles. The name of Castledermot (Diseart Diarmada) originated in an early Christian monastic settlement of about 500 A.D. The town contains St. James's Church, a Hibernian-Romanesque arch, a round tower, two high crosses and a number of ancient stones and grave slabs. 

Nearby Kilkea Castle is castle is open to the public as a hotel that also offers top class facilities including an 18 hole golf course and a health and fitness centre.

There is a nice woodland walk situated approx. one km from Kilkea Castle in Mullaghrelan wood. The length of the trail is 3km. There is a rath-capped hill which stands 170m above sea level overlooking the River Greese.

Gardens

The Ballon Garden - Ballon County Carlow Ireland
Ballon Garden
Ballon, Co. Carlow
Plants overflowing happily into the laneway signal the garden of an enthusiast. Stasia O’Neill and her husband began gardening 46 years ago, starting with a collection of choice shrubs and trees around the perimeter to provide much needed s ...
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Golf

The Curragh Golf Course - Curragh County Kildare Ireland
Curragh Golf Club
Curragh, Co. Kildare
Course Type: Heath
The Curragh Golf Club, founded in 1883, has the oldest Golf Course in Ireland dating from 1852. it is an 18 hole par 72 heathland course over undulating terrain.  The Curragh, a plain of over 4,700 acres, is owned by the Department of Defenc ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Avon Ri Blessington Resort
Blessington, Co. Wicklow
For centuries, the hill where Avon Rí is now located looked out over a valley created by the Liffey and King's River. Avon Rí has taken its name from the latter and now looks out of the Blessington Lakes – a reservoir created ...
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What's On

Athy Farmers Market - County Kildare - Sundays
Athy Farmers Market - Emily Square, Athy, Co Kildare

Sunday, 10am - 3pm

Contact: 087 215 3332; www.kildare.ie/athyfarmersmarket
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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

Wedding
Killashee House Hotel & Villa Spa
Naas, Co. Kildare
Set in 80 acres of gardens and woodland just outside Naas town, this hotel and wedding venues been developed around a Victorian building and has earned a reputation for  excellent weddings, which can range from relatively small parties of up ...
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