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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

Ballindoolin House and Garden - Carbury County Kildare Ireland
Ballindoolin House & Garden
Carbury, Co. Kildare
The gardens at Ballindoolin are a shining example of what can be achieved with buckets of imagination and hard work, plus some help from EU friends. When the Molony family inherited Ballindoolin estate in 1993 little remained in the large walled ...
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Golf

Castle Golf Club - Rathfarnham Dublin 14 Ireland
Castle Golf Club
Dublin 14, Dublin City
Course Type: Parkland
Castle Golf Club is a rolling parkland golf course playing to 6,246 yards and a par of 70, with firm fairways that are heavily featured by mature trees, Harry Colt's design includes five par-3s and three very achievable par-5s. In 1999 a major ...
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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

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

Kilmainham Gaol - Kilmainham Dublin 8 Ireland
Kilmainham Gaol
Dublin 8, Dublin City
Kilmainham Gaol is one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland's emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s. Kilmainham Gaol played an important part in Irish history, ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
The Merrion Hotel
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Just off Dublin’s finest Georgian square, the period elegance of this fine hotel provides a stunning setting for wedding celebrations. The Merrion has been created from four restored Georgian townhouses and, although wedding blessings are n ...
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