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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

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

Millicent Golf Club - Clane County Kildare Ireland
Millicent Golf & Country Club
Clane, Co. Kildare
Course Type: Parkland
Millicent Golf Club has many daunting hazards, including well placed bunkers, the river Liffey and internal lakes, it provides enjoyable golf for both accomplished and high handicap golfers. Precision, accuracy and all important tee shots are req ...
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Self Catering

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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What's On

Harcourt Street Farmers Market - Dublin 2 - Thursdays
Harcourt Street Farmers Market - Thursdays 10am-4pm

Park Place, Station Buildings, Upper Hatch St, Dublin 2

Contact: Sean McArdle Tel: 087 611 5016 info@farmersmarket ...
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Tourist Attractions

Pearse Museum & St. Endas Park - Rathfarnham Dublin 16 Ireland
Pearse Museum & St. Endas Park
Dublin 16, Dublin City
St. Enda's Park is one of Dublin city's most charming and atmospheric parks, with its riverside walks, waterfall and walled garden. At its' centre is the Pearse Museum, a former school run by Patrick Pearse, now a museum where attractions include ...
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Wedding Venues

The Clarence Hotel - Dublin Wedding Venue - Penthouse Bedroom
The Clarence Hotel
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Dating back to 1852, this 5* boutique city centre hotel on the south quays has long had a special place in the hearts of Irish people and currently enjoys cult status through its owners - Bono and The Edge, of U2 - who have completely refurbished ...
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