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 Leixlip Festival
Leixlip Festival is on again in week one of June 2010. John Colgan will
be doing a 'walk and talk' on the history of places in the town on
Sunday, 6th June, starting out from Leixlip Spa, Royal Canal bank by
Louisa Bridge Station, Maynooth Road, Leixlip, at 10am. (Maynooth
commuter train and no.66 buses serve). The Spa is undergoing restoration
under the oversight of KCC's Spa Committee and new illustrated info
panels are in place. The walk will proceed down 'Chapel Hill' to the Rye
Water and thence to the former mills and distillery on Distillery Lane.
For the hard of hearing, a portable amplifier will be used. Other
Festival events are on shortly afterwards. See  www.leixlipfestival.com
Leixlip Roman Catholic Parish has recently had its parish registers
microfilmed by the National Library of Ireland. The film and a
rejuvenated microfilm reader, both supplied gratis by the Library, will
be demonstrated in Our Lady's Nativity  Parish Centre, Old Hill, Leixlip on Tuesday, 1st June,2010 at 7.30pm . At the same event John Colgan will read /"What's in the Papers on Leixlip, 1700 to 1800"/ Amusing, romantic and macabre incidents that were reported on Leixlip and the neighbourhood have been extracted from the many newspapers of the day.



A note from John Colgan on forthcoming events at the Leixlip Festival  which takes place in week one of June 2010.

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