Naas Things to Do
Oxegen music festival
Oxegen,is Heineken sponsored music festival held since 2004, sponsored by Heineken. Previously it was hoste by Guinness (called Witness) but now the Dutch Beer took over completely :)
It is held annually in July.
Since 2008 the festival is expanded to three days and takes place at Punchestown Racecourse. You have to be 17 to enter and tickets are dear but it all is great fun as many peformers come to Ireland each year, the festival has attracted such stars as: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Eyed Peas, Faithless, Green Day, Amy Winehouse and irish The Pogues.
The Millenium Maze
The Millennium Maze is located in Ballinafagh Farm and was grown to mark the Millenium, it is designed to shape as an irish Cross and covers about an acre of paths. It is a family spot as it has a picnic area, pets corner and a mini golf course. Fun for everyone as they say.
Coolcarrigan is a hidden oasis in Naas, I was suprised that something like this could be found on a farming estate. It contains exepctional parkland, avenues overlooked by trees and a lake.
The gardes are a host to a great collection of shrubs and trees in Ireland (I can compare it to Avondale on this field). If you like nature it is the perfect place to wander off and enjoy your day.
Have in mind though that this place is open to visitors only on appointment!
Poplar Square, Naas, Ireland
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Dublin Road, Naas, Ireland
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Limerick Road, Naas, Ireland
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Killashee, Naas, Ireland
MASH: Definitely up there with the best
MASH is the name given to the really first class restaurant of the Osprey hotel in Naas. It is so far away from the staple hotel food diet of egg mayonnaise and roast turkey & ham that it deserves special attention.
Ask for a window seat, as these are definitely the best, arranged as they are around a semi circular window that overlooks the floodlit fountains and pond in the hotel grounds. At night this is simply magical.
We started with an amuse bouche of a slice of curried chicked tortilla served on a bed of finely diced onion and potato. Very tatsy indeed.
My starter was my favourite dish of this meal - three large juicy scallops served in a shell with a cointreau and garlic cream sauce and piped creamy mashed potatoes. It was so lucious that it would in itself have made a fine main course.
Speaking of which, my main course was the confit of duck leg and breast of barbary duck with poached fig.Related to:
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Food and Dining
- Wine Tasting
The Storehouse: Fab Restaurant
Its a very upmarket kind of place (what was I doing there!?!), the food is wonderful and the staff are fantastic.
One of the waiters dropped a glass right near our table, after he had cleaned up and apologised hundreds of times, he then proceeded to take our plates and glasses and replace everything free - because glass may have gone in!
We had finished our meals so settled on a free round of Jamesons!!
Favorite Dish: Mussells -yum yum,
5 Hotels in Naas
Fletcher's: Fletcher's - A Must See
Fletcher's is an institution in Naas. It is a place of quiet reflection and the respectable pint. Tom Fletcher serves behind the bar and is 100% gentleman. He serves you your pint in its own good time and and doesn't skimp on polite friendliness.
It is worth a visit alone for the brilliant decor. It has high ceilings and wodden panels, with many of original fitting in place such whisky pots and best of all the fully functioning old-time cash register.
There is also a story that Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger of Rolling Stones fame was having a drink and started to sing, and was politely told there was no singing allowed in the bar :)
Go for the atmosphere. This is not a place for drunken rowdiness but for a quiet pint with good friends - Highly recommended.
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Kavanagh's Pub: One of Naas's best pubs
Kavanagh's is a great pub. To the front is an old style Irish pub which is the original bar. As you move further through to the back, it opens into a more modern bar which is open at the weekends. Out side is an ample smoking area (In the courtyard there is also a Tapas bar if you get a bit peckish)
This has to be one of Naas's best bars. The clientele in the front bar can be more middle-aged and towards the back it is more the 25-45year old age group. It has a great atmosphere and is comfortable for both a quiet pint or date and also for a group night out. Prices are reasonable enough and staff are friendly and polite.
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Naas Off The Beaten Path
The Furness House is not in Naas itself but pretty close and is a Georgian house built in Palladian style around 1730. It is worth seeing for the ornate plasterwork and woodcarvings.
The house is open to public between 8 April - 9 June 2006 and admission is 5 euro.
The Furness is best accesible from the village of Kill or Johnstown (instructions how to get there are on the website, link below).