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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

Warble Bank - Garden Newtownmountkennedy County Wicklow Ireland
Warble Bank
Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow
One of the most fortuitous things you could wish for in a garden is a mature setting combined with generations of gardeners. Warble Bank is blessed with both, and Anne Condell continues her late mother’s tradition at her home, which has a h ...
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Golf

Citywest Golf Club - Saggart County Dublin Ireland - Championship Course
CityWest Golf Club
Saggart, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Parkland
The golf courses at CityWest Hotel are amoung the finest in Ireland featuring challenging fairways, immaculately kept greens, and a experience that all golfer's will enjoy from novice to professional. The Championship Course The Christy O' ...
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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.
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What's On

Dublin Food Co-op - Dublin 8 - Thursdays & Saturdays
Dublin Food Co-Op (formerly Pearse Street market)

12 Newmarket, Dublin 8

Thursday from 2 pm to 8 pm

Saturdays: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Run by the Dublin Food Co-op. ...
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Tourist Attractions

Aviva Stadium - Lansdowne Road Dublin 4 Ireland
Aviva Stadium
Dublin 4, Dublin City
The Aviva Stadium is a five tiered state of the art stadium built on the site of the former Lansdowne Road stadium, which was demolished in 2007, and replacing it as home to its chief tenants: the Irish rugby union team and the Republic of Irelan ...
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Wedding Venues

Barberstown Castle - County Kildare Wedding Venue
Barberstown Castle
Straffan, Co. Kildare
Barberstown Castle has been occupied continuously for over 400 years and, despite its many additions - including a new accommodation wing - it has retained a sense of history. There are Church of Ireland and Catholic churches close by in Straffan ...
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