Dublin 14, Dublin City

Located at the foot of the picturesque Dublin Mountains, golfers will enjoy this quiet area of Dublin as the Castle golf club (353 1 492 0264) at Rathfarnham, five miles from the city centre, offers 18 holes, par 70 parkland course with fantastic views of the Mountains as a backdrop.  Milltown golf club (353 1 497 6008) is a second fine parkland course with 18 holes, par 71. 

Rathfarnham Castle (353 1 495 1101) is well worth a visit if you are in the area.  The Castle has a rich, colourful history, which dates back to 1583 when a Yorkshire man Adam Loftus built it.  Loftus later became Archbishop of Dublin and Lord Chancellor of Ireland.  Guided tours allow visitors to catch a glimpse of the historic interior, which shows the different layers of the Castle as they were discovered.  

Gardens

Killruddery House and Gardens - Bray County Wicklow Ireland
Killruddery House & Gardens
Bray, Co. Wicklow
The venerable garden at Killruddery, beautifully situated on the flank of the Little Sugar Loaf, is a unique survivor of history. Edward de Brabazon commissioned a Monsieur Bonet, trained at Versailles, to create the formal gardens there in 1682. ...

Golf

Woodbrook Golf Club - Bray County Wicklow Ireland
Woodbrook Golf Club
Bray, Co. Wicklow
Course Type: Parkland
Woodbrook Golf Club is a Peter McEvoy designed championship parkland golf course. Playing 6,868 yards from the back markers to a par of 72 it is considered to be a place of great beauty, bounded by unrivalled views of the Irish Sea on one side an ...

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

Ranelagh Farmers Market - Dublin - Sundays
Ranelagh Farmers Market

Multi Denominational School, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Sundays 10am - 4pm

The Ranelagh Food Market started in May 09 and is now run by a committee ...

Tourist Attractions

Castletown House - Celbridge County Kildare Ireland
Castletown House
Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Castletown is Ireland's largest and earliest Palladian style house. Built between 1722 and 1729 for William Conolly, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons and the wealthiest commoner in Ireland. The façade was almost certainly design ...

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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