Dates, Deets & Times

Below is a rough itinerary as to what you can expect from the wedding day and the day after. Below that you'll see a list of activities, excursions and jaunts in the area. Kildare was extended in 2007 to make more room for activities.

Dates, Deets & Times

Attractions & Activities on Barberstown Castle's Doorstep:

* 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)

* 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)

* 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)

* 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)


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

* Carton House, Maynooth (10 KM)


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

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

* Liffey Valley Shopping Centre (20 KM)

* Dundrum Shopping Centre (35 KM)

Walking, Water & 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)

*Enjoy a relaxing Canal Cruise with a Barge Trip along the grand canals in Sallins