Leixlip, Co. Kildare

This little town on the Sylvain banks of the River Liffey is built on an ancient Viking settlement established over 1000 years ago. The name Leixlip is derived from the old Norse for 'Salmon Leap' and indeed Leixlip remains a popular destination for fisher to this very day.

Leixlip Castle was built in the 13th century and from here King John set out to hunt with his nobles in the great oak forest of Kildare.

To the south west of Leixlip a large conical building with a spiral staircase winding it's way up the outside rises up over the landscape. 'The Wonderful Barn' was commissioned by Lady Connolly of Castletown House to provide relief labour for the starved populace of the area during the famine.

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Rail to Leixlip

Leixlip, Co. Kildare is served by several railway stations: Leixlip Confey Train Station, Leixlip Louisa Bridge Train Station

Bus to Leixlip

  • Dublin Bus provide an extensive local bus service to Dublin City and its suburbs and surrounds. The following Dublin Bus routes serve Leixlip:
    • 66: Merrion Square - Maynooth
    • 66A: Merrion Square - Leixlip (Captain's Hill)
    • 66B: Merrion Square - Leixlip (Castletown)
    • 66X: UCD Belfield - Maynooth
    • 67: Merrion Square - Maynooth
    • 67X: UCD Belfield - Celbridge (Salesian College)
  • Dublin Bus's Nitelink services provide the following late-night bus services to Leixlip:
    • 66N
    • 67N
  • Bus routes operated by Bus Eireann:
    • 115: Dublin - Kilcock - Enfield - Mullingar

Things to See and Do in Leixlip

Leixlip Castle

Main Street, Leixlip, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Leixlip village was established by the Vikings. The castle was built soon afterwards by Adam de Hereford, a follower of Strongbow. Features of the castle include, The Front Hall, which boasts a 17th century Brussels tapestry depicting Theodotus offering t

Hotels in Leixlip

Becketts Hotel Becketts Hotel

Cooldrinagh House, Leixlip, Dublin, Co. Kildare
The Becketts Hotel is a 5-minute walk from Leixlip Castle and a 10-minute drive from Dublin. It has stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and free parking. Rooms at Becketts feature shower rooms, TVs and hairdryers.

Court Yard Hotel Court Yard Hotel

Main Street, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Built where Arthur Guinness created his brewing empire, Court Yard Hotel is a unique, historic hotel, a short drive from Dublin International Airport and city centre.

Leixlip House Hotel Leixlip House Hotel

Captains Hill, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Overlooking the village of Leixlip, Leixlip House Hotel is a boutique style hotel set in a Georgian house featuring free Wi-Fi and free private parking and a 24-hour front desk. It offers a restaurant and a bar.

Springfield Hotel Springfield Hotel

Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Just a 15-minute drive from Dublin’s centre, The Springfield Hotel is situated in the centre of Leixlip. It offers a gym with sauna and steam room, free parking, and a modern restaurant serving hearty cuisine.

Restaurants in Leixlip

Alannadale Alannadale

Main Street, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Chinese & ~Thai Cusine

Alvito Alvito's Restaurant

Captains View, Captains Hill, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Alvito's is run by husband and wife team of Pietro & Sabrina Macari, who also run the very successful Da Vinci's Restaurant in Leixlip.

Beckett Beckett's

Cooldrinagh House, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
With the addition of three modern conservatories to the elegant Georgian House that is Becketts, we have created a spacious, stylish and light filled restaurant to enhance your dining experience with us.

Bombay Creative Indian Restaurant Bombay Creative Indian Restaurant

Riverforest Shopping Centre, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
The friendly staff are on hand to offer advice on the vast menu, and the service is efficient and reliable.

Bumbai Creative Indian Cuisine

River Forest Hotel, Leixlip, Co. Kildare

Da Vincis Restaurant (Leixlip) Da Vincis Restaurant (Leixlip)

Main Street, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Gluten-Free Pizza & Pasta -

Darkie Moores at The Ryevale Tavern Darkie Moores at The Ryevale Tavern

Pound Street, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
The original home of the Ryevale Tavern has been stylishly designed as a comfortable lounge and bar. It is the ideal location for a social get-together. Darkie's is family friendly and prides itself on customer care.

Indian Spice House Indian Spice House

Unit 2, Main Street, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Indian Spice House's menu showcases the varying cultures, traditions, celebrations and styles of living that give character to Indian cuisine. Their food varies according to its regional location. Flavours and aromas are robust, exciting and truly un

Junoon

Ralph Square Leixlip Co. Kildare

Murphy Murphy's Pub - Leixlip

Main Street, Leixlip, Co. Kildare

River Bank Restaurant @ The Court Yard Hotel River Bank Restaurant @ The Court Yard Hotel

Main Street, Leixlip, Co. Kildare

Springfield Hotel Season Springfield Hotel Season's Restaurant

Leixlip Road, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Our superb air-conditioned restaurant is decorated in a modern contemporary style and enhanced with soft lighting which all adds to its relaxing atmosphere. We offer menus to cater for all tastes. An enviable reputation has been gained for the high s

The Garden Coffee Shop

The Mall Shopping Centre Main Street, Leixlip, Co. Kildare

The Loft Restaurant at the Ryevale Tavern The Loft Restaurant at the Ryevale Tavern

Pound Street, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
The Loft restaurant is a contemporary design which is open 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm Monday to Thursday 9pm Friday and Saturday and 8pm Sunday. The Ryevale Tavern has gained and excellent reputation over the past 50 years for providing our custom

Weston Airport Bar and Restaurant Weston Airport Bar and Restaurant

Junction 5, M4, Lucan, Co. Dublin
Weston Bar & Restaurant recently relaunched under new ownership and has established itself as the quick and easy breakfast location with to-go offerings, a lunch get-away and a hidden gem for dinner. The restaurant offers panoramic views of the e

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