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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

Glendale Gardens - Rathfarnham Dublin
Glendale Gardens
Dublin 14, Dublin City
There is nothing like a new bed as any gardener knows, and in Noelle Anne’s garden there is bound to be some exciting new addition. Within this beautifully conceived plan there are five gardens within a third of an acre full of intriguing i ...
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Golf

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Castleknock Golf Club
Dublin 15, Dublin City
Course Type: Parkland
Castleknock Golf Club is a recent addition to the Dublin golfing scene. It is set in a truly serene oasis and is designed to reflect the grandeur of its location as it is on lands that were part of the Somerton Demesne originally owned by Sir Geo ...
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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

Marlay Park Food Market - Co Dublin - Saturday & Sunday
Marley Park Food Market - Saturday  10am-4pm & Sunday 11am-4pm

This picturesque location in Rathfarnham, overlooked by the historic 18th Century Marlay House and ...
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Tourist Attractions

Phoenix Park - Dublin 8 Ireland
Phoenix Park
Dublin 8, Dublin City
The Phoenix Park is over 700 hectares (1,752 acres) in area and is the largest enclosed public park in any capital city in Europe.  Originally formed as a royal hunting Park in the 1660's and opened to the public in 1747, it includes lar ...
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Wedding Venues

Fallon & Byrne - Wedding Venue Dublin Ireland
Fallon & Byrne
Dublin 2, Dublin City
This chic, contemporary French restaurant could easily be missed given its location above their ground floor speciality grocery and food market (which simply begs you to browse). The function room is another floor above it - accessed by lift or s ...
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