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

Hunting Brook Gardens - Blessington County Wicklow
Hunting Brook Gardens
Blessington, Co. Wicklow
One of the youngest open gardens, Hunting Brook has all the excitement of a fresh approach and new ideas. But the bones of the place are very old indeed - behind the house there is a ring fort dating back to the 7th century, and the namesake broo ...

Golf

Balcarrick Golf Club - Donabate County Dublin Ireland
Balcarrick Golf Club
Donabate, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Estuary
Balcarrick Golf Club is located in Donabate, North County Dublin - just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport and 12 miles from Dublin City Centre - and is an estuary style golf course, mixing the best of parkland and links golf course styles. Balca ...

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.

What's On

Fingal Farmers Market - Swords Co Dublin - Saturdays
Fingal Farmers Market - Saturdays

Beside Swords Courthouse

Tourist Attractions

Clare Museum - Ennis County Clare Ireland
Clare Museum
Ennis, Co. Clare
Clare Museum, Ennis, is located in a beautifully restored former convent built by the Sisters of Mercy congregation in 1861. The museum exhibition "The Riches of Clare: its people, place and treasures," occupies two galleries and incorp ...

Wedding Venues

Fallon & Byrne - Wedding Venue Dublin Ireland
Fallon & Byrne
Dublin 2, Dublin City
This chic, contemporary French restaurant could easily be missed given its location above their ground floor speciality grocery and food market (which simply begs you to browse). The function room is another floor above it - accessed by lift or s ...
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