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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.

On this page you can see a map of Leixlip, see what's on in Leixlip, find out how to get to Leixlip, find things to see and do in Leixlip, visit local websites for Leixlip, find Hotels in Leixlip, find Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Leixlip, browse restaurants in Leixlip.

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Rail to Leixlip

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

Bus to Leixlip

  • Dublin Bus's Nitelink services provide the following late-night bus services to Leixlip:
    • 66N:
      • Louisa Bridge Station
    • 67N:
      • R406
  • Dublin Bus provide an extensive local bus service to Dublin City and its suburbs and surrounds. The following Dublin Bus routes serve Leixlip:
    • 66:
      • Kingsbury - Merrion Street
      • Merrion Street - Kingsbury
    • 66A:
      • Merrion Street - River Forest
      • River Forest - Merrion Street
    • 66B:
      • Alensgrove - Merrion Street
      • Merrion Street - Alensgrove
    • 66X:
      • Kingsbury - University College Dublin
      • University College Dublin - Kingsbury
    • 67:
      • Merrion Street - Old Greenfield Road
      • Old Greenfield Road - Merrion Street
    • 67X:
      • Salesian College - University College Dublin
      • University College Dublin - Old Greenfield Road

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.

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.

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Leixlip

Carton View B&B Carton View B&B

Blakestown Carton View, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Featuring free WiFi, Carton View B&B offers accommodation in Leixlip, 3.2 km from Leixlip Castle. Free private parking is available on site. You will find a kettle in the room. Extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer.

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.

Bengali Kitchen Bengali Kitchen

Unit 5, Ralph Square, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Nostalgic. Inventive. Approachable.

Bumbai Creative Indian Restaurant Bumbai 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.

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


Ralph Square Leixlip Co. Kildare

Murphy Murphy's Pub - Leixlip

Main Street, Leixlip, Co. Kildare

RiverBank Restaurant @ The Court Yard Hotel RiverBank Restaurant @ The Court Yard Hotel

Main Street, Leixlip, Co. Kildare

Rustic Pizza

Unit 5 Barnhall Shopping Centre, Celbridge Road Leixlip, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Here at rustic our ethos is to let you experience real Neapolitan Pizza, which adhere to the standards of Associazione Verace Pizza Napolaetana, using only Caputo 00 Flour, San Marzano tomatoes, and where possible real buffalo mozzarella, we also use

Salmon Leap Inn

Leixlip Road, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
"Old and new side by side"

Springfield Hotel Season Springfield Hotel Season's Restaurant

Leixlip Road, Leixlip, Co. Kildare

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

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Pubs & Nightlife

Leixlip Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

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