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Historic Houses and Castles
Main StreetLeixlipKildareRepublic of Ireland
T: +353 1 6244430
Leixlip village was established by the Vikings. Adam de Hereford, a follower of Strongbow, built the castle. Features of the 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. Books and tablemats are sold at the Castle.The house will open on selected days throughout 2013.Mar 4-8, 11-15, 19-22, 25-28. May 1-3, 7-24, 27-31. Aug 17-25.Sept 12-18. from 9am - 1pm.To avoid disappointment please telephone for more information on visiting arrangements, times etc.
Adults: €8 - Children / Senior Citizens €4
Includes Guided Tour and Guide Book.