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Historic Site in Straffan

Oughterard Round Tower & Cemetery

The 10m-tall stump of an 8th-century round tower marks this ancient Christian site, 7km southeast of Straffan. The name in Gaelic means 'high place', and the view of the green Kildare countryside is sweeping. But th…
Museum in Straffan

Steam Museum & Lodge Park Walled Garden

The history of steam power and its role in the development of industry is told at this museum, housed in a former church. Along with various models, there are six 19th-century steam engines that once served in brewe…