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Perched on the northwest tip of Europe, this is the one place in the world where even time getting lost will be worthwhile... With ancient myths and legends to uncover, amazing landscapes to explore and locals who will be more than happy to reveal our hidden gems, just go where the island of Ireland takes you. Guaranteed, you'll return home with memories that will last a lifetime!

The Grand Tour Driving Routes  will help you to discover all there is to do on Dublin's Doorstep whilst using Barberstown Castle as a very convenient base.  You can visit all the historic, cultural, adventure and touring sites in Kildare, Wicklow and Dublin on the East Coast. 

The Island of Ireland is closer than ever, approximately six hours from the US and with 5 airlines now flying directly to Ireland - getting there has never been easier. And when visitors arrive, everyone will do their best to ensure a unique travel experience.

You only have to touch down on Irish soil to realize that the island of Ireland is a relaxed unspoiled place where you can enjoy the outdoor life. A passion for golf and for horses keeps many a visitor out in the air well into the evening. With lots of water, coastlines and crashing waves Ireland has impressed many a surfer. Or perhaps bass fishing in tranquil lakes is what you'll come for.

Ireland boasts a rich tapestry of arts and cultural activities including world renowned museums and art galleries.

With a culinary landscape boasting exquisite home-grown ingredients from the sea to the land, top chefs and world-class restaurants will delight the food lover.

So now the choice is yours...  

Barberstown Castle is the ideal base from which to visit Dublin and the East Coast of Ireland 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 the East Coast of Ireland. 

Local Activities:

Walking - Enjoy walking along the historic Canals throughout Kildare.

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 East Coast and Dublin have up up to 5 days worth of historical and cultural sites to visit.

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

Irish Garden Tour 

Exploring Ireland


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. All roads lead to Barberstown Castle!  

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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