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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

Rathmichael Lodge - Garden Dublin
Rathmichael Lodge
Dublin 18, Dublin City
Rathmichael Lodge is one of those gardens that wins an “oh!” of pleasure when they first burst into the field of vision. Like sex appeal it’s a quality that is hard to pin down, but whatever it is Corinne and Richard Hewat&rsquo ...
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Golf

18th Green & Clubhouse
Royal Dublin Golf Club, The
Dublin 3, Dublin City
Course Type: Links
A treasured location Bull Island, home to The Royal Dublin Golf Club, is a protected wildlife habitat with a fabulous range of flora and fauna. Despite this, it is only three miles (5km) from Dublin city centre ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
No. 25 Eustace Street
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Located in the heart of Dublin’s liveliest quarter, no. 25. Eustace Street is a perfect location for exploring Dublin’s buoyant, contemporary cultural life. The property dates from c.1720. It is one of a small number of houses of the ...
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What's On

Red Stables Food Market - Clontarf Dublin - Saturdays
Red Stables Food Market

St Anne’s Park, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Saturday 10-5pm

Red Stables, Mount Prospect Avenue, St Anne’s Park, Clontarf - beside the Ros ...
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Tourist Attractions

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre - Ashtown Castle - Phoenix Park Dublin 8 Ireland
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre - Ashtown Castle
Dublin 8, Dublin City
Ashtown Castle is a restored medieval tower house dating from the 15th century and is the oldest building in the Phoenix Park. It is located beside the Visitor Centre which houses interpretive displays on the 5,500 years of park and area history ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Radisson Blu St Helen's Hotel
Dublin 4, Dublin City
Set in four acres of landscaped gardens with views across Dublin Bay to Howth Head, this is one of the capital’s finest hotels and has at its heart a listed building of charm and elegance. It makes a lovely setting for a wedding and, althou ...
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