The name Celbridge is derived from the Irish 'Cill Droichead' meaning 'The Church of the Bridge. Castletown House, Ireland's finest Palladian country house, is an imposing building established in the town in the year 1722. Celbridge will always be remembered as the home of Vanessa, the ill-fated lover of Dean Swift.

The town has a deep historical background from the Celbridge Abbey with Jonathan Swift to Castletown House.

It is situated close to the K Club, one of Ireland's premier golf clubs and home to the Smurfit European Open.

Where to Stay in Celbridge

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Things to see & do in Celbridge

  • A visit to Castletown House is well advised. Along with offering tours of the house, visitors can also explore the vast parklands
  • Follow in Arthur Guinness's footsteps along Arthur's Way and maybe enjoy a relaxing pint of the black stuff in one of the many pubs in the town
  • If you fancy a more modern experience, the Rye River Brewing Company offer a great brewery tour with Simon, their Beer Specialist, from just €20.

Click here for a self-guided tour of the Celbridge Heritage Trail

  • Take a free (donations accepted) guided walking tour of the town or a nice relaxing guided canal walk with Breda Konstantin.

Places to eat

The Courtyard Café, Castletown House
Tel: 00353 1 627 9498

The Mucky Duck, Main Street
Tel: 00353 1 627 3446

Celbridge Manor Hotel, Clane Road
Tel: 00353 1 601 3700

Michelangelo Italian & Irish Restaurant, Main Street
Tel: 00353 1 627 1809.

How to get to Celbridge

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Upcoming Events

  1. Collector Market Fair - Newbridge Town Hall

    July 9 @ 11:00 am - December 17 @ 4:30 pm
  2. Cill Dara Historical Society Monthly Talk

    October 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. Cill Dara Historical Society Monthly Talks : The Murder of Joseph Bergin

    November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Contact Info

Kildare Town Heritage Centre, Market Square, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

Tel: +353 45 530 672
Mobile: +353 871900945
Email: info@kildareheritage.com

Opening Hours

(Lunch 01:00-02:00pm Daily)

Monday 09:30am - 05:00pm

Tuesday 09:30am - 05:00pm 

Wednesday 09:30am - 05:00pm

Thursday 09:30am - 05:00pm

Friday 09:30am - 05:00pm 

Saturday 09:30am - 05:00pm

Sunday Closed