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Centrally located in the Heart of Ireland's Ancient East

Take your time to discover 5,000 years of history in Ireland's Ancient East. Listen to our Stories of invasions, rebellion, and the conquests of famous buildings such as our very own Barberstown Castle.  Discover tombs that were built before the Egyptian Pyramids and walk amoungst the viking settlements and Christian monastaries.

Enjoy the fruits of our Land, with a culinary landscape boasting exquisite home-grown ingredients from the sea to the land and tasty local spcialities will delight the food lover.

So now the choice is yours...  


Barberstown Castle is the ideal base from which to visit Dublin and Ireland's Ancient East during your Irish Castle Vacation.

Using this unique 12th Century Castle as a base to visit Dublin (just 30 minutes away from Dublin and Dublin Airport)  will open up the attractions of the area for you. A sightseeing visit to Dublin City, with lunch in one of the superb Blue Book Restaurants is a must! The Castle is an essential first or last stop on you Country House tour of Ireland.

Please view the helpful MAP to see our ideal location for things to visit in Dublin and Ireland's Ancient East. 

Local Activities:

For the Great Escape, Enjoy walking along the Historic Canals Walking 

Racing - Ireland is the thoroughbred county of Ireland featuring the best of the country's horse racing. 

Golf - Kildare is the Ryder Cup County of Ireland! 

Equestrian and Country Pursuits - Equestrian and country pursuits are available to guests and located on Barberstown Castle's doorstep.

Shopping - Treat yourself to an enjoyable afternoon or morning of Shopping!

Heritage and Historical Sites - Ireland's Ancient East and Dublin have up up to 5 days worth of historical and cultural sites to visit for the Culturally Curious

Private Tour Guide - Use Barberstown Castle as an ideal base from which to visit Ireland and the East Coast of Ireland. 

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Onward Journey:

Because the Castle is at the apex of the M1, M50, M4 and M7 motorways, it is the most perfect starting point for your Blue Book tour of Ireland. 

This mini-vacation to a Historic and Family Run Irish Castle is a wonderful way to tour this part of Ireland.

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Barberstown Castle, Straffan, Co Kildare. Ireland

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