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

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

South Dublin Co Co Market Tallaght - Dublin 24 - Friday
South Dublin Co Co Market Tallaght - Friday 11am-4pm

Civic Plaza between the Library and the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Contact: Des Valelly, www.irishvillage ...
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Tourist Attractions

Christ Church Cathedral - Dublin 8 Ireland
Christ Church Cathedral
Dublin 8, Dublin City
Christ Church Cathedral (founded c.1028) is the spiritual heart of the city, and one of the top visitor attractions in Dublin. Step inside and you can enjoy the cathedral’s beautiful interior and fascinating medieval crypt. The crypt is one ...
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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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