The library also offers free internet access to library members. The castle contains many items of antique furniture, tapestries, paintings and drawings and some unusual items. In 1912 a meeting was convened in the local school for the purpose of reforming the club. With its proximity to dublin, leixlip witnessed all the great episodes of irelands turbulent history, from the invasions of vikings and normans to the. In 1888 the club was renamed sallins john mandevilles. Leixlip gaa is a gaelic athletic association gaa club in leixlip, county kildare, ireland. With its proximity to dublin, leixlip witnessed all the great episodes of irelands turbulent history, from the invasions of vikings and normans to the exploits of the ira. The gaa and revolution in ireland 191923 history ireland. Leixlip clg 2009 dual u11 home page teamclub based in.
Kildare was established as a county in 1297 and assumed its present borders in 1832 following amendments to remove a number of enclaves and exclaves. Leixlip history historical facts, figures, photos and genealogical data for leixlip and environs. The meeting included a talk by suzanne pegley on sources for genealogy and a talk byjohn colgan on sources for local history. Just 15km from dublin, it is situated in leixlip, county kildare, which offers a host of activities and attractions for all to enjoy. We wish the lads and the management all the best for 2020.
Interactive map of leixlip current time in leixlip is. When the barracks at maynooth, leixlip, kilcock, carbury, rathangan and. John colgan is the author of leixlip, county kildare, 97 topics on 300 pages and as many colour illustrations. Recently it has been discovered that the area was inhabited 5,500. Fun run results thanks to all for turning up for the confey gaa fun run today below are the times for the 10k and 5k. Leixlip gaa club u10 dual home page teamclub based in. There have been numerous titles and accolades attained by the club since it was founded. A meals on wheels service in leixlip commenced in november 1977. Leixlip news newspapers books scholar jstor july 2019. Leim an bhradain is a town in northeast county kildare, ireland, near dublin.
Marys gaa club leixlip, founded in 1887, are a very proud kildare club. Continue on the road into leixlip village, over the bridge and at the first set of lights in the village, take a right up the hill. You are going to learn about the history of transport in ireland by reading the story of transport in leixlip in co. The gaa and revolution in ireland 191923 is itself preceded by cronin et al. Today at 2pm our adult football team open their 2020 campaign when they welcome nurney to glen easton for round 1 of the keogh cup. It is hoped to build an extensive database reflecting irish lives, giving them a chance to be heard, remembered and to add their voice to the historical record. John j radley, a local schoolmaster agreed to act as honorary secretary and another teacher, p mullaney then a member of the leinster council of the gaa, was appointed.
Leixlip gaa jersey, halfzips, hoodies and all official clothing. Leixlip is a town in northeast county kildare, adjacent to the border with county dublin and close to that of meath. Shop for all your leixlip gaa clothing with oneills. This is the first book by one of ireland s leading sports historians. Kildare rivers topographical dictionary of ireland 1837. Among the material library members may borrow from the library include books, dvds, cds, and language packs. At the start of the year 2019 all current society handicaps will be rounded to the nearest whole number. Its location on the confluence of the river liffey and the rye water has marked it as a frontier town historically. Take a right at this junction and confey gaa club is on the right. The 5 best things to do in leixlip 2020 with photos. Leixlip was a possible site of the battle of confey, in which the viking king.
Leixlip is old norse for salmons leaping place, the name given to the area by vikings when they established a settlement said to be near the confluence of the rivers liffey and rye in the 9th century. As gaa and meath fan, i enjoyed every second reading this book, it was a pure honest, real life. One of the great norman families to settle in kildare, the fitzgeralds, or geraldines, played a major part in. Leixlip main st, early 20th century postcard leixlip, c1900. The royal canal enters near leixlip, seven miles from dublin, and passes a little south of maynooth and kilcock to nicholastown, near which it leaves this county and enters meath. Continue on this road past church, over a single lane railway bridge until you come to a tjunction. Material relating to the history, archaeology and heritage of county kildare. This team went on to contest an area final in 1896 against maynooth where they lost on a score line of 79 to 03. Leixlip, a market and posttown, and a parish, in the barony of north salt, county of kildare, and province of leinster, 12 miles n.
Welcome to arthurs way, a guide to the birthplace of guinness, in leixlip, co. The springfield hotel is known for providing friendly service, good food and comfortable guest accommodation. See more ideas about castle, mitford sisters and ireland. Leixlip gaa is a gaelic athletic association gaa club in leixlip, county kildare, ireland senior football finalists in 1986, club of the year 1979, and home club of matt goff who featured on the kildare millennium football team at fullback. Leixlip in the region of leinster with its 15,729 residents is a city in ireland some 10 mi or 17 km west of dublin, the countrys capital. This place was included in the grant originally made to adam fitz hereford, one of the earliest of the english adventurers, who is said to have built the. In particular it is designed to reduce the chances of any member winning multiple prizes. Leixlip destination guide leinster, ireland tripsuggest. Kildare library services also gave a presentation at the inaugural meeting. John colgan has focussed on a small town with a vibrant history spanning more than 800 years. This history of the town of leixlip in ireland is an excellent example of the historians craft.
Leixlip was the site of the famous battle of confey. It has passed through many hands and has been in the ownership of mr. For all those at home and abroad with an interest in our club, we will keep you. They were senior football finalists in 1986, club of the year 1979, and. John j radley, a local schoolmaster agreed to act as honorary secretary and another teacher, p mullaney then a member of the leinster council of the gaa, was appointed as his assistant. Leixlip clg 2009 dual u11 is a teamclub based in leixlip, ireland. The first meeting of leixlip history club was held on thursday the 25th of november 2010. Leixlip gaa club u10 dual is a teamclub based in leixlip, ireland. The club donated the original minutes book from the first two years of clubs. The purpose of the handicap system in leixlip gaa golf society is to attempt to give every member a reasonable chance of winning a prize.523 1392 1198 634 1360 647 632 770 148 1338 343 153 1246 1053 650 806 659 820 1121 1462 1345 1359 993 880 1171 1388 419 1387 1201 982 400 231 1467 1329 188 90 1221