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The Botanic Gardens (Botanic Road; 01 804 0300; www.botanicgardens.ie; open 9am daily) are in Glasnevin and provide a great (free!) morning or afternoon out for visitors to Dublin. They are only a few minutes bus or taxi ride from the city centre and guided tours are available at various times of the day; the tea rooms are not especially pretty, but well worth knowing about - everything is made freshly on the premises, and salads include fresh herbs form the walled garden when available.

Further out from the city is DCU (Dublin College University) which is home to Ireland's newest and most exciting multi-venue performance space - The Helix (Collins Avenue, Glasnevin; 01 700 7000; www.thehelix.ie). The Helix is a multi-venue arts centre that comprises three auditoria serving a mixture of high quality music, drama and entertainment. Since its opening in 2002 by President Mary McAleese, The Helix has generated an impressive reputation for staging cutting edge and diverse theatre and music.

Gardens

Lodge Park Walled Gardens - Straffan County Kildare Ireland
Lodge Park Walled Gardens
Straffan, Co. Kildare
The spicy scent of clipped box, bees drowsy with heat, fruit ripening against sun warmed brick and herbaceous plants pampered into magnificence: Lodge Park has all the magic to be expected of a walled garden and more. Originally dating back t ...
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Golf

Naas Golf Club - Naas County Kildare Ireland
Naas Golf Club
Naas, Co. Kildare
Course Type: Parkland
Naas Golf Club in County Kildare is a traditional 18 hole parkland course with a number of water features, it is situated on rolling terrain with tree lined fairways and is a par 71 that plays over 6,232 yards. In 2002 holes 1 and 11 throug ...
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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

Celbridge - Village at Lyons Farmers Market - Co Kildare - Fridays
The Village at Lyons

Celbridge, Co Kildare

Friday 10am-3pm

Delicious organic meats, vegetables, dairy products and lots more
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Tourist Attractions

Dublin City Hall - Story of the Capital - Dame Street Dublin 2 Ireland
Dublin City Hall - Story of the Capital
Dublin 2, Dublin City
City Hall is an outstanding example of the Georgian architecture for which Dublin is world-renowned. The vaults now host the multi-media exhibition, 'Dublin’s City Hall: The Story of the Capital'. This exhibition traces the evolution of Ir ...
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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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