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...more
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...more
As you enter the K Club you drive up an impressive winding driveway to the imposing but welcoming front door of the hotel.What you don't see are the amazing gardens behind the hotel, set out in typical Irish Mansion style the best gardens and walkways are to the rear, leading down to the meandering River Liffey.For a romantic evening walk I would...more
At Straffan, Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
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I was lucky to be brought on a guided tour of the wine cellars at Ireland's fabulous K Club.It was at night and everywhere there were candles and tiny tea lights illuminating the vintages, both old and new. Being the K Club they have many wines named for famous golfers, and indeed many famous golfers have their own vineyards.Once we descended the...more
Despite the disappearance of all of the industrial buildings some of the houses of 1780 have survived along the broad Main Street with its two squares. These add great charm to the historic core of the village centre. This, along with development along the main road, has effectively created a village in two sections. Hopefully some planning decisions will be taken by the County Council which will help draw the town together.
If Prosperous failed as a textile centre it has survived as a service centre answering the educational, shopping, social and community needs of the people of the area. It is now developing as a residential centre serving the present-day industrial development of North Kildare and the growing city of Dublin.