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Arthur's Way is a heritage trail across northeast County Kildare that follows in the footsteps of Arthur Guinness. In just 16 km, it links many of the historic sites associated
with Ireland’s most famous brewers – the Guinness family. Follow the Royal Canal beside the Glenroyal Hotel, to start the trail in Leixlip at the Arthur Guinness Square.

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The Curragh Racecourse is one of Ireland's most important Thoroughbred racecourses. It is situated on the Curragh plain in County Kildare, between the towns of Newbridge and Kildare and is a 45 minute drive from the Glenroyal Hotel.

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Punchestown Racecourse is the home of Irish National Hunt Racing for more than 150 years is very different to any other racecourse for the simple fact that it is the only racecourse in Ireland to continue to host cross country racing, the very founder of modern era steeplechasing. Punchestown is a 35 minute drive from the Glenroyal Hotel.

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Naas Racecourse is located in the heart of the Thoroughbred County of Kildare. Aside from top class horse racing there are events of all kinds including family fun days, summer barbeque evenings, live music events and ladies days on race days throughout the year. Naas Racecourse is a 30 minute drive from the Glenroyal Hotel.

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Maynooth Castle is a 4 minute drive or 7 minute walk from Glenroyal Hotel. It is a mid to late 12th century castle which in the summer months holds a detailed exhibition on the history of the Fitzgerald family, one of the most important Anglo-Norman families in Ireland.

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Kildare Village is a designer outlet shopping village featuring 60% off, year-round reductions on an exclusive selection of over 50 international brands. Retail therapy at it's finest and only a 40 minute drive away from the Glenroyal Hotel. 

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Golfing is a popular activity in and around Maynooth thanks to the great selection of golf courses nearby. Carton House’s O’Meara and The Montgomery golf courses are a 10 minute drive from Glenroyal Hotel while The K Club is less than 15 minutes from our hotel.




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