Maynooth town has, at either end of the main street, Maynooth Castle and Carton House: two former seats of the Dukes of Leinster. The castle was a stronghold of the 16th century historical figure Thomas FitzGerald, 10th Earl of Kildare better known as Silken Thomas. The castle was overrun in 1535, after the rebellion of the Earl.The village is just inside the western edge of The Pale, a term used to describe Dublin city and surrounds.
(Belfast, Donegal, Maynooth)
A round-trip circuit from Dublin of Northern Ireland taking in some of the region's signature links courses, mythical sites, majestic coastlines and bucolic countryside. Enjoy the flexibility of having your private, informative driver-guide and immerse yourself in the Emerald Isle!
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