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  • Afternoon Tea in aid of DEBRA

    Killashee Introduces Butterfly Afternoon Tea in aid of Debra. Killashee Hotel has been a long-standing supporter of Debra since the beautiful Butterfly Garden dedicated to the charity, was officially opened on the grounds in 2012. It was inspired by Emma Fogarty, an EB sufferer who dreamed of having a garden in a location where those affected by EB could go to and enjoy peace and tranquillity.

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  • Killashee Long Service Awards 2024

    Killashee Hotel recently (Tuesday 25th June 2024) hosted its Long Service Awards, which recognise staff members for their dedication of long-standing service.

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  • 3 Days in the Beauty of Kildare this Spring

    Need some time away from the busyness of your day-to-day life? Want a getaway that is ideal for you and your other half? We’ve got the perfect getaway for the two of you. It’s time to explore the culture and heritage of Ireland’s Ancient East. Killashee is ideally located just 30kms from Dublin City Centre, 2kms outside Naas Town, & only 40mins from Dublin Airport.

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  • Action Packed Family Time

    Want to make the most of your time in Kildare? Well, here is one fun filled day that will have your little explorers exhausted by bedtime.

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  • Father's Day-Gift Ideas

    Life is too short to settle for ordinary. Spoil your dad this Father's Day with a Killashee Hotel gift voucher and let him experience the extraordinary. Purchase your voucher today and make this Father's Day truly remarkable.

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  • Family Fun at Killashee

    If you're seeking a family-friendly getaway, this charming location offers a range of exciting attractions nearby. From thrilling mazes to a renowned stud farm and a captivating heritage park, you'll find something to delight visitors of all ages.

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  • Summer Adventures- Festivals, Theatre, Music & More

    At Killashee Hotel, we believe that summer is the perfect time to enjoy all that Ireland has to offer. From music festivals to food and drink events, there's something for everyone to enjoy

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  • Top Style Trends for Punchestown Ladies' Day 2024

    With The Punchestown Festival back this year, the one question on everyone’s mind is: what will I wear? From large hats, high heels and bright spring dresses, the horses won’t be the only thing people will be looking out for.

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  • Hotel Wedding Venue of the Year Leinster

    Killashee has won the ‘Hotel Wedding Venue of the Year Leinster’ at the second annual Weddingsupplies.ie Industry Awards, which took place at Killashee Hotel, County Kildare on Tuesday 6th February.

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  • Wedding Trends 2024: New Year, New Wedding Inspiration!

    Join us on this journey through the latest wedding trends that break free from tradition, reflecting the evolving desires of couples for unique and unforgettable celebrations in 2024!

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  • Fairyhouse Racecourse Winter Festival

    Sponsorship of Fairyhouse Racecourse Winter Festival 2nd & 3rd December 2023 Irish Racing Yearbook “Performance of the Weekend”

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  • Sinead Lawlor- A finalist in the Employee of the Year Category of the 2023 County Kildare Chamber Business Awards

    Sinead Lawlor, Operations Manager at Killashee Hotel A finalist in the Employee of the Year Category of the 2023 County Kildare Chamber Business Awards

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  • The Importance of Team Building

    Team building is an essential aspect of any successful organisation. Let's discuss the importance of team building and why Killashee Hotel is the perfect venue for your summer team building event.

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  • Irish Hotel Award Winners 2023

    We were overjoyed to have be recognised for 9 awards at The Irish Hotel Awards 2023

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  • An Apple a Day: Making the Most of Apple Month

    As we celebrate the Month of the Apple, we bring you an exclusive food and beverage offering that pays homage to this versatile and beloved fruit.

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  • Family-Friendly Halloween 2023: Spooktacular Fun for All Ages!

    Discover the best Halloween events happening in Kildare that will be sure to entertain the whole family!

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  • Golden September: A Monthlong Celebration of Honey

    National Honey Month is a celebratory and promotional event that is held annually during the month of September.

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  • The Upcoming Autumn/Winter Wedding Trends of 2023

    The summer wedding season here at Killashee has been a busy yet rewarding one. As the summer ends and the air turns crisp, the leaves transform into the palette of the warm & vivid colours of autumn. We have picked out five key trends for autumn/winter 2023 weddings to perhaps give you a little inspiration and insights into the upcoming seasons.

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  • Killashee Daily Children Activities

    Make this summer an unforgettable experience for your little ones at Killashee's newly added daily activity itinerary! We've expanded our Family Programme to include an exciting range of activities throughout July and August, designed to keep your children entertained and engaged all day long. From guided nature walks to gym classes, swimming, football, and even movie nights, there's something for every young adventurer!

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  • Escape to Bliss: Indulge in a Luxurious Spa Break

    In today's fast-paced world, finding time for yourself and your girls is becoming increasingly rare. The demands of work, family, and other responsibilities often leave us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. That's why it's crucial to prioritise self-care and take a well-deserved break to unwind and rejuvenate.

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  • Beyond the Trees Avondale

    Beyond the Trees Avondale is a popular destination in Ireland for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. This amazing attraction is only one hour drive from Killashee.

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  • Supporting our Local Community

    Killashee Hotel Kick Off Sponsorship of Football Jersey with Killashee Multi-Denominational National School.

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  • Curragh Racecourse- Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival

    Unleash the Thrills at the Curragh Racecourse Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival!

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  • The Kaleidoscope Festival

    The Kaleidoscope Festival is a family-friendly event. It’s a three-day festival that is packed with music, art, family activities, and great food.

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  • Mondello Park

    Mondello Park -Motor Racing, Family Day Out, Great Fun when exploring Ireland's Ancient East.

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  • Celebrating One Year as part of FBD Hotels & Resorts

    The 31st of March 2023, management and staff at Killashee Hotel in Naas celebrated one year as part of the FBD Hotels & Resorts family. A year on since Killashee became the sixth hotel in FBD Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio of luxury four-star and four-star superior hotels and resorts, the hotel has been transformed with the completion of the first phase of the €5 million refurbishment plan.

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  • Rainy Day, Lets Play- Indoor Family Activities

    Welcome to Kildare, the heart of Ireland's Ancient East! If you're planning a family stay and are worried about the unpredictable Irish weather, fear not, as Kildare has plenty of indoor attractions that are sure to keep the whole family entertained.

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  • Celebrate National Tree Week

    This week is National tree week so there is no better time it get excited about all things arboreal. Since it began in 1985, National Tree Week has been directly responsible for the planting of over half a million trees in Ireland.

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  • Hopping Easter Fun

    Welcome to our Easter blog! We're excited to share all the wonderful things there are to do in Kildare with your children this Easter. We appreciate how important it is to find fun, family-friendly activities that everyone can enjoy. So, whether you live in the local area or just visiting the area for your staycation, here are some great ideas for family activities in Kildare.

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  • Saint Patrick and his Killashee Connection

    The team here at Killashee are always so excited about the Feast of Saint Patrick and celebrating the Patron Saint on the 17th March.

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  • Mother's Day Weekend in Kildare!

    Spoil your Mother on Mother’s Day weekend and show her how much she is loved, Kildare is a haven of tranquility with so much to do and see. We have put together a list of options below of activities you can enjoy over this special weekend, cherishing the most important woman in your life.

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  • Rasul Treatment at Killashee Spa

    The Rasul treatment is a traditional Arabian cleansing ritual that will relax, cleanse & detoxify your body. It combines the health properties of heat, steam and mud

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  • Top 'Things to do' for Families this Easter

    With the Easter holidays coming, there is no better time to make Killashee Hotel the destination for your next Family Trip and explore all our County & surrounding areas have to offer. There is plenty to do and see for all the family to enjoy from adventurous indoor activities to the great outdoors.

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  • Killashee: The New Chapter

    The four star Killashee Hotel unveils "The New Chapter" to include three new brands: Oak & Anvil, The Pippin Tree and The Larskpur Lounge.

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  • Killashee Recipes: Goats Cheese Panna Cotta

    We have received some incredible feedback in recent months on the food served in our dining outlets and we thought it would be a nice idea to share the creative process behind some of your favourite dishes.

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  • Killashee Recipes: Garlic Prawn Linguini

    We have received some incredible feedback in recent months on the food served in our dining outlets and we thought it would be a nice idea to share the creative process behind some of your favourite dishes.

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  • Summer Vibes at Kildare Village

    An extraordinary Festival of Fashion, Fun and Food at Kildare Village. Visit the village for a creative curation of activities and events designed with hazy summer days and long nights in mind. Thursday 07 July - Saturday 20 August

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  • Best Customer Service in Kildare - Irish Restaurant Awards 2022

    The Food and Beverage Team at Killashee Hotel have won Best Customer Service of the Year 2022 and Killashee was also nominated for an additional 6 awards. The Irish Restaurant Awards are organised by the Restaurants Association of Ireland.

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  • Behind the Scenes Tours at The Curragh

    The world renowned Curragh Racecourse in Co.Kildare is really "Where Champions Are Made". It is Ireland's premier racecourse and houses over 1,000 racehorses that are currently in training on the grounds.

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  • Hotel Restaurant of the Year Winner - Yes Chef Ireland Awards 2022

    The Bistro at Killashee has won Hotel Restaurant of the Year 2022 and Killashee was also shortlisted for an additional 3 awards.

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  • The New Chapter of the Killashee Story Begins

    A new chapter in our story here at Killashee has begun. The 1st of April 2022 marks the hotel’s official joining of the FBD Hotels & Resorts family. Killashee has become the sixth hotel in the FBD Hotels & Resorts portfolio of luxury four-star properties. Killashee joins The Heritage Hotel & Spa in Laois, Castleknock Hotel in Dublin, Faithlegg in Waterford, La Cala and Sunset Beach on the Costa del Sol in Spain, as part of one of Ireland’s leading hotel groups.

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  • Valentine's Day

    Romance is in the air, continue your love story with a truly magical escape to Killashee Hotel. Great gifts ideas, perfect romantic break away, lavish meal & pure tranquility at the spa.

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  • The Perfect Festive Girls Trip

    Plan your itinerary, pack your bags and get in thecar – Your next Girls Trip begins with Killashee and ends with fulfilment with Retail Therapy, Self-Care, Adventures, Artisan Food and Cocktails in between!

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  • Re-Kindle the Love with Killashee

    With Valentine's Day just around the corner, its time to start planning your Romantic Staycation – whether you’ve just said ‘I do’, gotten engaged or simply longing for some quality time together, Killashee Hotel is the perfect destination to rekindle the love and make new special memories together.

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  • Kildare Staycation

    If the last few years taught us anything, it was to appreciate our nearby surroundings- visiting places that we never got the chance to explore before and enjoying staycations in Ireland more than we ever thought possible.

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  • Fall in Love with Kildare

    If a staycation to Kildare is your choice of holiday this year, be sure to keep reading for inspiration on towns to visit while in Kildare. Whether it’s a girly getaway, romantic break or a family-friendly staycation - Our top picks on ‘Towns to See’ in Kildare has something for everyone!

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  • Why Choose Kildare?

    A short 30-minute drive from Ireland’s Capital, Dublin nestled in farmland landscapes and set around the famous Curragh Plains is the County of Kildare. Kildare is rich in Culture and History and is home to many tourism attractions, shopping, vibrant bars & Award-winning Restaurants- Kildare offers something for everyone.

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  • Day Trips from Kildare

    We have complied a list of ‘Day Trips’ which are within an hour’s drive from Kildare for you to make the most of your trip to Ireland!

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  • John Magory Wildlife Nature Trail

    We are KIllashee are delighted to annouce we have joined up with Johnny Magory-Irish Wildlife & Hertiage for Children. Newly added to the Children's Programme at Killashee. Another reason to book your family staycation with us.

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  • Intimate Weddings at Killashee

    The truth is Covid-19, has impacted a lot of things this year, one of which is weddings - resulting in a lot of stress, changed plans and postponements. One thing we have seen as the restrictions lift is the resilience of couples eager to proceed with their special date in the diary – this is creating a new trend of small intimate weddings followed with a larger celebration party next year.

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  • Home from Home Work Hubs

    The idea of continuing business from home can be daunting for many but with Killashee’s new ‘Work Hubs’, conducting conference calls, finishing projects and having uninterrupted work time has never been easier!

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  • At Home Cocktail Recipes with Killashee

    Staying in is the new going out & we have you covered with fresh, easy and tasty cocktail recipes. We hope you have fun creating some at home cocktails and don’t forget to tag us in your creations!

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  • Corporate Away Day at Killashee

    Companies are increasingly looking for new and exciting ways to improve their Team’s Spirit and Efficiency. A Corporate Away day at Killashee is a fun filled energetic way to stimulate people and help them connect with one another.

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  • Gardening Tips from Killashee's Estate Manager

    Killashee is set on acres on Magnificent Gardens, Woodland Areas and Parkland Trails. It is our Estate Manager of 33 years, Tony Hanlon’s Pride and Joy.We sat down with Tony to learn all his Tips & Tricks he has picked up over the years and we are here to share them with you!

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  • The Ultimate Bridal Countdown

    We all have a vision of how we’ll look when we get married… we see ourselves glowing with radiance. In this vision people gasp at our beauty. But then dawns the reality and stress of planning a wedding. Church or registry office, venue, band, photographer.... The list is endless. As the bride (and remember you are the most important part!) it is imperative that you have your own plan of action for your beauty routine. If you don’t invest time and effort in yourself in the run up to your big day people will be gasping for all the wrong reasons!

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  • ‘Let Yourself Glow’ package with Kildare Village Outlet

    The Ultimate Luxury Shopping & Spa Experience – Enjoy and Overnight Stay at Killashee Hotel, with Breakfast the following Morning, shop at Kildare Village Outlet with an exclusive 10% Discount Card, Experience the Irish Moss & Wild Lavender Body Ritual at the Killashee award winning Spa

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  • Killashee Signature Treatment

    Our award-winning spa is only 30 minutes from Ireland’s Capital and is truly a haven of tranquility. The Spa is located on acres of magnificent gardens, woodland trails and parkland areas, combine your Day Spa with Afternoon Tea or an Overnight stay and explore our grounds and surrounding areas.

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  • Winter Warmer Package

    Warm up this winter and melt the stresses away with Killashee Spa’s ‘Winter Warmer’ Package. Our award-winning spa is only 30 minutes from Ireland’s Capital and is truly a haven of tranquility. The Spa is located on acres of magnificent gardens, woodland trails and parkland areas, combine your Day Spa with Afternoon Tea or an Overnight stay and explore our grounds and surrounding areas.

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  • Winter Wedding Trends with Killashee

    Winter is such a magical time to get married, don’t you agree? Think cosy fireplaces, rich colour palettes and comfy interiors. Let’s not forget all the festive decorations during this time of Year adding a truly special touch to any winter wedding

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  • Top Wedding Trends 2020

    We know planning a wedding can be a little overwhelming at times, we have put together a list of Top Trends for 2020/2021 to merely give you some inspiration for your big day.

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  • Killashee Wedding Packages 2020

    You’ve found the perfect person to spend the rest of your life with, now find the perfect setting to honour it and live on forever in your memory. Step into a haven of timeless romance and let your happily ever after start with Killashee. Steeped in history nestled in the rich Kildare countryside with acres of manicured gardens, parkland trails and woodland areas.

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  • Elemis Biotec Facials at Killashee Spa

    We are delighted to announce we have Elemis BIOTEC Facials available at Killashee Spa. It delivers the next generation of Elemis facial, setting new standards with a fusion of technology and touch. This unique facial combines new machine technologies seamlessly with hands-on therapy, creating immediate and long-term results while targeting specific skincare needs. Powerful plant actives work with the body’s natural bio-electrical field and enhance the skins ability to rejuvenate, resurface and radiate.

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  • Irish National Stud

    Summer at the Irish National Stud, when the sun is shining this really is a special place to visit. Children's Play area, picnic benches, stunning gardens, museum and amazing horses.

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  • Lullymore Heritage Park

    Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park was opened in 1993. The Park is set on 60 acres of breath-taking landscape and explores Irish heritage, culture and environment with woodland/peat land trails, gardens and exhibitions.

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  • Russborough House

    Russborough House is located in the beautiful countryside near Blessington. This House is spectacular with a fabulous wooden playground, fairy trail and walkways. There is also a walled garden & maze to explore that is fun for all the family. The tea rooms offer the perfect refreshments and you can pick up a souvenir in their gift shop.

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  • Donadea Forest Park

    The Donadea Forest Park is in north-west Kildare, a half an hour’s drive from Killashee hotel. It is a mixed woodland of 243 hectares.

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  • Saoirse ar an uisce - Freedom on the water

    SAOÍRSE AR AN UÍSCE - FREEDOM ON THE WATER Saoirse ar an Uisce is an inland waterways 12 person passenger boat providing daily cruises along the Grand Canal. The booking office is located in Monasterevin, County Kildare and the cruise operates out of Tullamore Harbour, County Offaly.

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  • The Curragh Military Museum

    Many years ago the military has become part of the Curragh and in Kildare, the Curragh is part of us. The history dates back to prehistoric times; the Fianna used to meet at the Hill of Allen; Henry II camped at the Curragh on his way to Dublin in 1171; the Jacobite army trained here in 1686-1687 and in 1855, the British after establishing a permanent post, trained men to go and fight in the Boer War and the trenches of the Somme during the World War I.

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