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Straffan, Co. Kildare

Straffan (Sruthan, the stream in Irish) is a small village close to Celbridge and Maynooth . It has many local attractions including the Steam Museum and Butterfly Farm. The area is possibly best known for its highly succesful staging of the 2006 Ryder Cup in the 5 star Kildare Hotel & Country Club (K Club) on the outskirts of the village, which is also the venue for the Smurfit European Open every year.

Straffan Butterfly Farm is elegant and unique and is Ireland's first live Tropical Exhibition. It is an indoor, all weather centre & you can enjoy the beauty of both exotic butterflies and plants.

Morrell Farm is a great day out for children and adults. It is a unique open farm, offering a warm welcome to visitors. There is a picnic area and real home baking is available at the coffee shop.

At the Guinness Steam Museum you will be able to visit the power hall displaying full size "live steam" engines, a walled garden, a teahouse, a multi-media information channel and a hands-on area.

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

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Carton House Golf Club
Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Course Type: Parkland / Inland Links
Carton House is located in an area that is rich in the quality of golf that is offered, yet it still provides a challenge that is worthy of any of its illustrious neighbours. It offers a golfing resort containing two testing championship courses, ...
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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

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

St Stephens Green - Dublin 2 Ireland
St Stephens Green
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Ireland's best known Victorian public park and at 22 acres (9 hectares) St Stephen's Green is the largest of the parks in Dublin's main Georgian squares. Re-opened by Lord Ardilaun in 1880 for the citizens of Dublin it has been maintained in ...
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Wedding Venues

Movalley Estate - Wedding Venue
Moyvalley Estate - Balyna House & Moyvalley Hotel
Moyvalley, Co. Kildare
Couples can choose from two wedding venues - the exclusive Balyna Country House catering for up to 70 people or the contemporary Moyvalley Hotel catering for up to 250 people as a wedding location. Balyna House Moyvalley Estate’s mano ...
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