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Naas, Co. Kildare

Naas is a cosmopolitan town of approximately 16,000 inhabitants. In recent years it has experienced explosive growth with the commuter population moving into the expanding housing developments in and around the town.

Naas is well situated for horse racing lovers as it is near 3 racecourses at Punchestown, The Curragh and Naas. Punchestown hosts the Heineken International Three Day Eventing Championship and the Punchestown National Hunt Festival which is the fastest growing sporting and social event in Ireland.

There is also golfing nearby and Mondello - Ireland\'s premier racing track is located in Caragh , just 10 minutes from Naas . Throughout the year, Championship Car, Kart and Bike races are held

Naas Country Market is on every Friday in the town hall selling fresh seasonal foods and crafts.

St. David\'s Church off Main Street in Naas is worth visiting. It was first mentioned in records in 1212, when it was the parish church of Naas . It\'s crypt was only found in 1989 - complete with occupants - during restoration work. Of special interest are the 17th century bell, the 18th century unfinished tower and some old and unusual gravestones. Opening times are limited to Saturdays from 2.30 to 4.30 p.m. and Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m.to noon or by arrangement with the rectory.

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

The 3rd Hole
Palmerstown House Golf Club
Johnstown, Co. Kildare
Course Type: Parkland
Situated next to the N7 near Kill, comprising of 800 acres of magnificent coutryside with undulating meadows, mature woodlands and lakes and streams, the PGA National golf course at Palmerstown House is set to take the golfing world by storm. ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Merrion Mews & Stables
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Dublin’s only surviving intact example of Georgian Domestic architecture at No. 63 Fitzwilliam Lane, Dublin 2. This quaint and charming 18th Century holiday retreat in the heart of the city has been restored to its original charm. The Mew ...
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What's On

Ballymun Farmers Market - Dublin - Every Thursday
Ballymun Farmers Market

Ballymun Shopping Centre, Ballymun, Dublin 11

Every Thursday 9am - 3.30pm

Each market has a wide selection of stalls from organic vegetables ...
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Tourist Attractions

National Library of Ireland - Kildare Street Dublin 2 Ireland
National Library of Ireland
Dublin 2, Dublin City
The National Library of Ireland was established by the Dublin Science and Art Museum Act, 1877, which provided that the bulk of the collections in the possession of the Royal Dublin Society, should be vested in the then Department of Science and ...
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Wedding Venues

Rathsallagh House - Wedding Party
Rathsallagh House
Dunlavin, Co. Kildare
The O’Flynn family’s renowned 1798 country house is beautifully-located in 350 acres of lush parkland and gardens, on the western edge of the Wicklow Hills, only an hour’s drive south of Dublin. There are numerous old country ch ...
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