Stop by picturesque Maynooth in north County Kildare, discover magnificent Maynooth University founded in the 18th century and stroll through its impressive campus. Meet the adorable animals at family friendly Clonfert Pet Farm, or drop by nearby Castletown House and marvel at the architecture of this impressive Palladian country manor.
Maynooth is Ireland’s only university town and a centre of education and research. It is bookended by Maynooth Castle at one end of the town, and 17th century Carton House at the other – both former seats of the Dukes of Leinster. The town today is a vibrant commuter & student town with lots of walks, cafés, eateries and things to do.
Maynooth was an important stopping point on the Royal Canal for barges before the railway was constructed in 1847. The Royal Canal Greenway, 130km of walking and cycle paths, can be accessed from Maynooth and is the perfect way to get to Kilcock, a canal-side town and then onwards to the unspoilt townland of Moyvalley.
In light of Covid-19 restrictions, numerous events and activities in Kildare may have been postponed or cancelled and a lot businesses and venues may be temporarily closed. We recommend you to check with relevant businesses and/or venues for latest updates.
A cosy plush 1920s decorated bar and restaurant offering a variety of culinary experiences.
Barberstown Castle is a four-star country house hotel and historic 13th century castle, only 30 minutes from Dublin City.
Located just twenty-five minutes from Dublin on 1,100 acres of private parkland estate, Carton House is a luxury resort steeped in history and grandeur.
Located in Maynooth, Carton House Golf offers two championship golf courses, the Montgomerie Links Golf Course and the O’Meara Parkland Golf Course.
A fantastic fun-filled day out for families with a wide variety of activities including guided tours and hands-on farming fun.
Donadea offers a range of walks for all levels of experience, from a short 30-minute stroll around the lake to a 6km trail which takes you all around the park!
4 star hotel with superb pool and leisure facilities, as well as kids activities and great dining options.
Kildare’s premier gallery since 1978, exhibiting the artworks by many of Irelands established artists.
Standing at the entrance of Maynooth University, the 12th century ruin, was once a stronghold and the primary residence of the Earl of Kildare.
Designed by Darren Clarke, Moyvalley Golf Club is home to a 72 course suitable for all levels of golfers.
Elegant golf resort that is housed in a modern building, a 19th-century mansion and cottage annexes.
A 167km walking trail following in the footsteps of 1,490 tenants forced to emigrate from Strokestown, passing through County Kildare at Kilcock, Maynooth and Leixlip.
The longest Greenway in Ireland stretching to 130km through Ireland’s Ancient East and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. One trail, endless discoveries.
Great wholesome food with a unique twist married with passionate and personal service.
The K Club is a stylish country resort, firmly anchored in old-school Irish hospitality in a delightfully relaxed and unfussy way.
The 5 Star K Club Hotel & Golf Resort is one of the best golf hotels in Ireland with one of the best golf courses in Ireland, designed by one of the greats players in the sports history, Arnold Palmer.
Quality food and cakes in the unique setting of an 18th century stone farm buildings.
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