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Explore Ireland's Ancient East ...A land of Stories

Attractions & Activities on Barberstown Castle's Doorstep:

Ancient Ireland

Newgrange, 5,000 year old megalithic site and is older than the pyramids (70KM - 50 minutes drive) 

* Loughcrew, Megalithic burial chambers (80KM - 1 hour 5 minutes) 

Castles & Conquests

Kilkenny Castle and Medieval City and "The Medieval Mile", Kilkenny (111 KM - 1 hour 10 minutes) 

* The Rock of Cashel, (147 KM - 1 hour 30 minutes) 

Big Houses & Hard Times

Castletown House, Ireland's oldest Palladian house and how Lady Louisa Connolly helped the community and unearth the tragic tales of Ireland's Famine families,  Celbridge (11 KM)

Sacred Ireland

* Saint Patricks College,  Maynooth (7 KM)

* Glendalough Monastic Site and Round Tower (57KM - 1 hour) 

Horseracing & Equestrian - The Sport of Kings

* Punchestown Racecourse in Naas (14 KM)

* The Curragh Racecourse in Newbridge (34 KM)

* Naas Racecourse in Naas (14 KM)

* Outdoor Country Pursuits including Horseriding at Abbeyfield Farm (2 KM)

* The Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens (41 KM)

Golfing

* The K Club Golf Resort, Straffan (1 KM)

* Carton House, Maynooth (10 KM)

Shopping

* Kildare Village - Designer outlet shopping, Kildare  (39 KM)

* Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre & Style Icons Museum (20 KM)

Walking & Local Museums

* Donadea Forest Park, Donadea (12 KM)

* Grand Canal Walk from Celbridge to Sallins -12KM walk in total  (8KM)

Castletown House, Trails and River, Celbridge (11 KM)

The Steam Museum, Straffan (1KM)

Ireland's Ancient East is the perfect starting point to plan your full tour of Ireland's Ancient East.  

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