Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Celbridge is a growing town on the river Liffey about 19km (12 m) from Dublin. This town is steeped with charm and character. The River Liffey flows through the town giving an air of peaceful, watery stillness. The Irish name for Celbridge is " Cill Droicid ", meaning "the church of the bridge".

Castletown House , Ireland's finest Palladian Country House and Celbridge Abbey Grounds, home of Vanessa Van Homrigh during her relationship with the 18th century churchman and satirist Jonathan Swift, are located in Celbridge. Castletown House has recently undergone refurbishments and is open to tourists.

Celbridge Abbey was built by Bartholomew Van Homrigh, Lord Mayor of Dublin in 1697. His daughter Vanessa planted the grounds for her friend and admirer Jonathan Swift and a visit to the Grounds is a must. There is the gardens, a model railway, Gulliver's snack bar, a picnic area, theme walks, Gulliver's restaurant, a children's playground, a garden centre. In addition, Celbridge Abbey is wheelchair accessible and there is ample free car parking.

Gardens

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Golf

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Self Catering

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What's On

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Saturdays 9am - 5pm

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Wedding Venues

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