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Leixlip, Co. Kildare

Leixlip , situated on the River Liffey , 17km west of Dublin on the M4, is Kildare's youngest and most populous town and is served by regular city bus and suburban rail services from Dublin .

The Annual Leixlip Festival (previously the Salmon Festival) in June is a very popular festival attracting tourists from all over the world.

Leixlip Castle is a medieval castle on a rock above where the Rye water flows into the river Liffey, partly rebuilt in the 18th century and with an 18th century interior. Founded in the 12th century by one of Strongbow's followers; the massive round tower, which is still the castle's dominant feature, dates from this period.

The Wonderful Barn, dating from 1743 was built as part of Castletown Demesne, just west of Leixlip village. It was built to give employment to the local tenants during the severe winters of 1741 -1742 when early and prolonged frost destroyed crops. Standing 70 feet tall, this conical structure with five floors is surrounded with an outside winding staircase of 94 steps. It is flanked by two smaller towers.

Gardens

Grasse Cottage Garden - Dun Laoghaire County Dublin IReland
Grasse Cottage
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Dick Mallet’s garden, created over 48 years, proves the point that passionate plants people have happy gardens. Appearing much bigger than half an acre, thanks to cleverly hidden boundaries and mysterious paths winding between a splendid co ...
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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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Selfcatering
Castletown Gatelodges
Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Situated at the bottom of the tree lined avenue to Castletown House, Ireland’s finest Palladian Country House.  Both properties are prominently placed at the top of the main street in Celbridge, Co Kildare opposite the quaint Church of ...
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Fingal Food Fayre - Rush - County Dublin
Fingal Food Fayre

Fingal Arts Centre

Rush, County Dublin

Last Sunday of every month, 12-5pm.

As well as a wide range of organic, fresh and international foods, ...
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Tourist Attractions

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Aras an Uachtarain
Dublin 8, Dublin City
Residence of the President of Ireland, Áras an Uachtaráin (meaning house of the president in Irish), started as a modest brick house for the Phoenix Park Chief Ranger in 1751 and was then purchased by the British administration ...
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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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