Limerick City of Culture
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Historic Houses and Castles
Main StreetLeixlipKildareRepublic of Ireland
Features of Leixlip Castle include, The Front Hall, which boasts a 17th century Brussels tapestry depicting Theodotus offering the head of Pompey to Caesar. The Dining Room is furnished with Chippendale Chairs and Bavarian tapestries. The plasterwork in the Library dates from the mid 18th Century. The carpet is French Savonnerie. A treat in the Drawing Room is the large 18th century Dolls House that originally came from Newbridge House and drawings of the six Mitford sisters by William Acton. The house will open on selected days throughout 2014.Mar 3-7, 10-14,18-21, 24-28, 31, May 6-13, Aug 23-31, Sept 1-5,8-14,15-21, 22-25, 9am-1pmTo avoid disappointment please telephone for more information on visiting arrangements, times etc.
Adults: €8 | Children/Senior €4