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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

Carysfort Lodge Garden
Carysfort Lodge
Blackrock, Co. Dublin
This pretty 1890s lodge and its sunny, square back garden were rescued from a dreadful fate as the car park for a nearby pub. When the Dillons became its saviour the property was run down, there were a few old apple trees in the garden and the ho ...
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Golf

South County Golf Club - Brittas County Dublin Ireland
South County Golf Club
Saggart, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Parkland
The South County Golf Club is a Dr. Nick Bielenberg designed championship parkland golf course set amongst the foot hills of the Dublin Mountains. It is a par 72 parkland course measuring 7,014 yards from the tips. Use of the landscape is a ke ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Merrion Mews & Stables
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Dublin’s only surviving intact example of Georgian Domestic architecture at No. 63 Fitzwilliam Lane, Dublin 2. This quaint and charming 18th Century holiday retreat in the heart of the city has been restored to its original charm. The Mew ...
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What's On

Castleknock Village Food Market
Sunday 10am-4pm

Location:

Castleknock Shopping Centre (Behind Silver Spoon/Flynn's Auctioneers), Castleknock Village, Dublin 15

Contact:

Darragh Walshe Tel: ...
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Tourist Attractions

The Science Gallery - Trinity College Dublin 2 Ireland
The Science Gallery
Dublin 2, Dublin City
The Science Gallery is a new type of venue where today's white-hot scientific issues are thrashed out and you can have your say. A place where ideas meet and opinions collide. Unlike most galleries they don't have a permanent collection and e ...
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Wedding Venues

The Station House Hotel - County Meath Wedding Venue
The Station House Hotel
Kilmessan, Co. Meath
The Slattery family’s unique hotel and wedding venues an old railway junction, which was closed in 1963 and all the various buildings have since been converted to create an hotel of character - and it is set in 12 acres of gardens, creating ...
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