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Straffan, Co. Kildare

Straffan is a village in County Kildare, Ireland, situated on the banks of the River Liffey, 25 km upstream of the Irish capital Dublin.

With a population, according to the census of 2006, of 439 – an increase since 2002 of 32.2% – Straffan is the 31st most populous centre in County Kildare. The population of Straffan's historical parish increased by 11pc to 1,449 having declined to 518 in 1936 .

Straffan is also an electoral division within Celbridge Number 1 Rural Area with a population of 1,449 for the division.parish, it is today joined to the parishes of Celbridge and Celbridge and Newcastle , in the respective Dublin dioceses.

Straffan is home to the Kildare Country Club, commonly known as the K Club, and its two championship golf courses, which have staged major international events such as the European Open , and the Ryder Cup tournament between Europe and the USA in 2006.
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Bus to Straffan

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 120:
      • Dublin (Connolly LUAS stop) - Tullamore (High Street)
      • Tullamore (High Street) - Dublin (Belfield)
    • 121:
      • Dublin (Connolly LUAS stop) - Mullingar (Rail Station)
      • Mullingar (Rail Station) - Dublin (Busras)
    • 123:
      • Dublin (Connolly LUAS stop) - Newbridge (Ryans Bar)
      • Newbridge (Riverbank Theatre) - Dublin (Busras)
    • 126:
      • Dublin (DCU) - Kildare (Boyles)
      • Kildare (Opp Boyles) - Dublin (Belfield)
    • 126N:
      • Dublin (Halfpenny Bridge) - Newbridge (Opp Ryans Bar)
      • Newbridge (Ryans Bar) - Dublin (Busras)

Things to See and Do in Straffan

Lodge Park Walled Gardens

Straffan, Co Kildare, Ireland
The 18th Century walled garden adjoining Lodge Park has been under restoration for the last few years and the old brick-faced walls are clothed with climbers, fruit trees and roses.

Morell Farm

Turnings, Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland
One of Kildare's true Irish farms.

Straffan Butterfly Farm

Ovidstown, Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland
A tropical greenhouse with spectacular butterflies flying and feeding all around you.

The Steam Museum

Lodge Park Heritage Centre, Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Prototype locomotive models, stationary engines working under steam. Gardens, gift shop and a tea room.

Hotels in Straffan

The K Club The K Club

Straffan, Kildare, Co. Kildare
Built in 1832,The award-winning K Club is set on 550 acres of mature parkland with the River Liffey flowing through the estate.

Barberstown Castle Barberstown Castle

Straffan, Co. Kildare
Built in the 13th century, this elegant 4-star castle boasts individually decorated rooms and 20 acres of beautiful gardens. The restaurant offers award-winning fine dining, and Dublin’s centre and Airport are both 30 minutes’ drive away.

Restaurants in Straffan

Barberstown Castle Barberstown Castle

Straffan, Co. Kildare

Legends Restaurant @ The K Club Legends Restaurant @ The K Club

The K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare
"The Legends Bar & Restaurant" in The Palmer Clubhouse of The Kildare Hotel Spa, & Country club. Also affectionately known as The K Club, is suitable for all tastes and palates with quick, light and healthy options on The Legends Ba

The Byerley Turk Restaurant @ The K Club

The K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare
Dress code: Jacket and tie

The Geraldine Inn The Geraldine Inn

Straffan, Co. Kildare

The Kwam Suk- Royal Thai & Oriental Restaurant The Kwam Suk- Royal Thai & Oriental Restaurant

The Smurfit Clubhouse, The K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare
The Kwam Suk- Royal Thai & Oriental Restaurant is situated on the first floor of The Palmer Smurfit Clubhouse. This traditional Thai and Asian restaurant blends the very finest of Irish produce with spices and flavours of the east in order to cre

The River Room @ The K Club The River Room @ The K Club

The K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare
Enjoy a romantic evening meal or Traditional Sunday Lunch, served in "The River Room Restaurant" in The Hotel of The Kildare Hotel Spa, & Country club. Also affectionately known as The K Club, Is a Restaurant that expertly matches sumpt

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