Naas, Co. Kildare

Naas is a cosmopolitan town of approximately 16,000 inhabitants. In recent years it has experienced explosive growth with the commuter population moving into the expanding housing developments in and around the town.

Naas is well situated for horse racing lovers as it is near 3 racecourses at Punchestown, The Curragh and Naas. Punchestown hosts the Heineken International Three Day Eventing Championship and the Punchestown National Hunt Festival which is the fastest growing sporting and social event in Ireland.

There is also golfing nearby and Mondello - Ireland\'s premier racing track is located in Caragh , just 10 minutes from Naas . Throughout the year, Championship Car, Kart and Bike races are held

Naas Country Market is on every Friday in the town hall selling fresh seasonal foods and crafts.

St. David\'s Church off Main Street in Naas is worth visiting. It was first mentioned in records in 1212, when it was the parish church of Naas . It\'s crypt was only found in 1989 - complete with occupants - during restoration work. Of special interest are the 17th century bell, the 18th century unfinished tower and some old and unusual gravestones. Opening times are limited to Saturdays from 2.30 to 4.30 p.m. and Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m.to noon or by arrangement with the rectory.

Gardens

The Dillon Garden - Ranelagh Dublin 6 Ireland
Dillon Garden, The
Dublin 6, Dublin City
The Dillon Garden is deservedly one of the most revisited of Irish gardens. It isn’t just the wonderful parade of plants unfolding through the seasons in this stunning garden that draws visitors back again and again. You simply have to keep ...

Golf

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K Club, The - Ryder Cup 2006
Straffan, Co. Kildare
Course Type: Parkland / Inland Links
Set amongst the lush countryside of Co. Kildare are two magnificent 18 hole championship golf courses within the resort that is to host the 2006 Ryder Cup. Both of The K Club's courses were designed by Arnold Palmer but each has its own character ...

Self Catering

Selfcatering
Avon Ri Blessington Resort
Blessington, Co. Wicklow
For centuries, the hill where Avon Rí is now located looked out over a valley created by the Liffey and King's River. Avon Rí has taken its name from the latter and now looks out of the Blessington Lakes – a reservoir created ...

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 ...

Tourist Attractions

Glendalough - County Wicklow Ireland
Glendalough
Glendalough, Co. Wicklow
Glendalough is a glacial valley within Wicklow National Park that contains two lakes and is famous for its early Christian ecclesiastical settlement that was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Remains include a round tower, stone churches a ...

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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