Leixlip, derived from Léim an Bhradáin meaning Salmon Leap, is a town in north-east County Kildare. It is located at the confluence of the Rivers Liffey and Rye on Kildare’s border with Dublin.
In 1755, Arthur Guinness opened his first brewery in the town before moving to St. James’ Gate in Dublin 4 years later. Visitors now have the opportunity to follow in Arthurs’ footsteps along the heritage trail, Arthur’s Way which takes in Celbridge, the town where he spent his childhood, into Leixlip and on to Oughterard where he is buried.
Things to see and do in Leixlip
- Why not get some fresh air with the many different outdoor pursuits available in Leixlip and nearby such as; Abbeyfield Country Pursuits, fishing on the 3km long Leixlip Reservoir, or golf in the wonderful Palmerstown House
- Stand in awe at the unusual corkscrew shaped building, the Wonderful Barn
- Let the kids run wild at Fort Lucan, an adventure filled outdoor activity centre (Seasonal opening dates).
Places to eat
The Alzheimer Café, Ryevale Nursing Home, Ryevale (Check opening hours beforehand)
Tel: 00 353 89 4933533
da Vinci’s Italian Restaurant, Main Street
Tel: 00 353 1 624 4908
The Loft, Ryevale Tavern, Pound Street.
Tel: 00 353 1 624 4388
The Riverbank Restaurant, The Courtyard Hotel, Main Street
Tel: 00 353 1 629 5100
How to get to Leixlip