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Leixlip Historic Walk Friday 1 June 2007

Leixlip Guided Historic Walk

Local History enthusiasts may be interested in going on a historical walk in Leixlip during the town's annual whit-weekend festival (31st May to 4th June). Clane-born, Conor O'Brien, Leixlip-resident for half a century, will be conducting a historic walk on Friday, 1st June, 2007, starting at 7pm.  There is no charge. The walk will commence at the Scouts' Den (formerly an early 18th century 'penal' chapel) opposite the RC Parish Church on Station Road, Leixlip; there is ample parking in the church (public) car-park.  Conor's talk will take in the Guinness connection with Leixlip, where they had their first brewery. The Hon. Desmond Guinness has his home at Leixlip Castle for over 50 years. It will end at the Toll House, on the Liffey Bridge of Leixlip.

All are welcome.

Full particulars of the Festival Events are on the web, and contact may be made via leixlipfestival@eircom.net, tel 01 6243085.

A note from John Colgan on an up and coming historic walk of Leixlip by Conor O'Brien

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