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Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Celbridge is a growing town on the river Liffey about 19km (12 m) from Dublin. This town is steeped with charm and character. The River Liffey flows through the town giving an air of peaceful, watery stillness. The Irish name for Celbridge is " Cill Droicid ", meaning "the church of the bridge".

Castletown House , Ireland's finest Palladian Country House and Celbridge Abbey Grounds, home of Vanessa Van Homrigh during her relationship with the 18th century churchman and satirist Jonathan Swift, are located in Celbridge. Castletown House has recently undergone refurbishments and is open to tourists.

Celbridge Abbey was built by Bartholomew Van Homrigh, Lord Mayor of Dublin in 1697. His daughter Vanessa planted the grounds for her friend and admirer Jonathan Swift and a visit to the Grounds is a must. There is the gardens, a model railway, Gulliver's snack bar, a picnic area, theme walks, Gulliver's restaurant, a children's playground, a garden centre. In addition, Celbridge Abbey is wheelchair accessible and there is ample free car parking.

Gardens

Airfield Gardens - Echiums
Airfield Gardens
Dublin 14, Dublin City
In their day the late Misses Overend, Letitia (b.1880) and Naomi (b.1900) were a legend. There are lots of colourful recollections about the sisters from the way they gave lifts to local school children who were able to recite the registration nu ...
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Golf

Saint Margarets Golf Club - Saint Margarets County Dublin Ireland
Saint Margarets Golf Club
Swords, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Parkland
St. Maragret's Golf Club is a challenging 18 hole parkland golf course that sees water featuring heavily. It boasts big dramatic holes like the roller coaster twelfth, which rolls between two lakes and across a babbling brook to a majestically el ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Cottage
A 200 year old cottage on a farm high in the Dublin Mountains, with dramatic views over the city and bay, beautifully restored to provide a relaxing alternative to big city bustle.
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What's On

Temple Bar Food Market - Dublin City - Saturdays
Temple Bar Food Market

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Saturdays 9am - 5pm

Contact:

Temple Bar Cultural Trust (Linsey Ní Rainall) - 01 6772 ...
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Tourist Attractions

TouristAttractions
St Marys Abbey
Dublin 1, Dublin City
St. Mary's Abbey was once the wealthiest Cistercian Abbey in Ireland, founded in 1139 it played a large role in the affairs of the state until its dissolution by Henry VIII in 1539. It was here in St Mary's Abbey that Silken Thomas Fitzgerald ...
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Wedding Venues

Shelbourne Hotel Dublin - Wedding Venue - The Great Room
The Shelbourne Dublin
Dublin 2, Dublin City
The Irish Constitution was drafted here and the recent brief closure of this opulent 18th-century hotel overlooking St Stephen's Green (Europe's largest garden square) has served as a reminder to Dubliners that it is still central to life in the ...
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