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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

Forest Little Golf Club - Swords County Dublin Ireland
Forest Little Golf Club
Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Parkland
Forest Little Golf Club is a par 72 18 hole championship standard parkland golf course designed by Fred Hawtree. The gentle rolling terrain with majestic trees provides a stern and fair test to all levels of golfers and measures 6,500 yards from ...
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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

Fingal Farmers Market - Swords Co Dublin - Saturdays
Fingal Farmers Market - Saturdays

Beside Swords Courthouse

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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

Wedding
Leixlip House Hotel
Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Up on a hill overlooking Leixlip village, just eight miles from Dublin city centre, this fine Georgian house was built in 1722 and is furnished and decorated to a high standard in period style and, with gleaming antique furniture and gilt-framed ...
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