Celbridge The Gateway to Ireland’s Ancient East – Tourist Information

Information for a tourist visiting Celbridge

There are only two vital pieces of Celbridge tourist information that you need when visiting The Gateway to Ireland’s Ancient East.

Celbridge tourist information - the gateway to Ireland's Ancient East
Tourist Information in Celbridge

The first item that you really need to know about when visiting Celbridge is where to find refreshment. Halo Café is located just off the Maynooth Road right beside the front door of Tesco. Established in 2009 it has a history of mildly amusing blackboard signs and providing great homemade food and fantastic scones.

Parking in Celbridge

Please be aware that parking in Celbridge can be expensive if you ignore the obscure signs, odd timings and efficient traffic wardens.

The simple alternative is to park beside Halo Café. You are then free to pick up a picnic and explore the Celbridge tourist trail at your leisure.

Celbridge tourist trail and Arthur’s Way

You may like to follow this link to a Walking Tour of Celbridge. It features some of the places of historical interest in Celbridge.

Arthur’s Way is a longer trail that may require some extra planning. It is 16km in length and is probably best carried out by bicycle.

Picnic time

If you are planning a visit to Celbridge we are more than happy to arrange picnics for your party. Please call us on 0035316276686. 

If you wish to use Halo Café as a meeting place after your tour you are most welcome. We have real Italian coffee and homemade scones.

Meeting Point

We have found, over the years, that Celbridge is an ideal meeting point for tourists. Fly into Dublin Airport, pick up your hire car, and head to Celbridge.

We recently hosted a breakfast where friends from New York, Florida, Birmingham (the English one) all met up in Halo. The were heading off to Mayo to a rented holiday home.

We are in a really handy location. You can get your breakfast at Halo Café. Pick up sunscreen and insect repellent at Walsh’s Pharmacy and a rain jacket in Tesco.

If you are heading to The Wild Atlantic Way you will need these items for sure. Experiencing four seasons in one day is a definite possibility.

Enjoy your stay in Ireland and keep following Halo Café for travel advice, pearls of wisdom and general lunacy .  .  .

For a full look at what to do, where to stay and where to eat in Celbridge click on this link for Discover Celbridge

Resolution month is over. Get on with breakfast and February.

New year’s resolution? Did it work?

If you made a resolution this year you should be well over that by now. That is, if you even succeeded in keeping it more than a few days.

Remember the birthday party you had to go to on the second day of January? The leaving party drinks you had after work one day. That Christening where everyone had to raise a glass to the sleeping babe and the glowing parents.

Resolution at Halo Cafe beside Tesco Celbridge
January

So if it really was “Dry January”, congratulations. If you took our advice and walked that extra mile, then even better, well done. You’re looking shocking well.

It is now back to reality. Well sort of. There is the little subject of Valentine’s Day coming up. Spring is in the air and there’s nothing half so sweet in life as love’s young dream.

First Dates Café

Halo Café has quite often been the location of first dates. There are no airs and graces here. You can be sure of a friendly welcome and there are no long words on the menu.

There are plenty of choices on the menu but you won’t find oysters or asparagus. We have plenty of chocolate treats available if you are looking for an aphrodisiac.

How do you like your eggs?

If you can’t decide what to have then the answer is simple. Breakfast is the food of love. Just make sure you tell us how you like your eggs, your toast and your coffee.

Halo Cafe beside Tesco Celbridge
February

If you are planning a romantic get together at Halo Café there is no need to worry about embarrassing silences. We have a scrolling collection of our blackboard signs that will keep you amused and give you some talking points.

And if you are keeping up with the walking there is no better place than a stroll along the Liffey and Castletown House. Get out there and enjoy the walks, the fresh air and the scenery.

Ireland’s Ancient East

Ireland’s Ancient East

A visit to the Eastern Counties of Ireland is going to be packed with a host of historic houses, towns and villages to visit.

Celbridge is just 25 minutes from Dublin Airport and is packed with historic houses and buildings. Castletown House in Celbridge was the life’s work of generations of the Connolly family and is now owned by the People of Ireland.

Celbridge is a Georgian town built largely in the 18th Century in conjunction with Castletown House. The town is aligned with the tree lined avenue to the House.

Whether you are staying in Celbridge or just passing through, you can be assured of a warm welcome at Halo Café.

We are located just opposite the ancient famine graveyard and workhouse. There are 250 free parking spaces – no worries there then.

We look forward to welcoming you to Celbridge and hope you enjoy your stay.

#irelandsancienteast

 

Party Catering in Your Home

Party Catering Survey

OPTION ONE
Imagine yourself standing in your house holding a glass of bubbly, greeting your family and friends. Point them in the direction of the drink and the food.

“Help yourselves!”

Now enjoy your party in the company of friends and family. Enjoy a choice of freshly prepared homemade food and a slice of apple pie.

Say goodbye to a happy group of friends and family…. and accept their compliments as they leave.

And remember we bring the plates and the cutlery and the napkins and the buffet dishes. We even collect everything and take everything away and do the washing up!

OPTION TWO
Rush around preparing food all day, get sisters and aunties to butter bread and make a choice of cheese or hang sangwiches. Try to fit all the sausages in the oven at the same time as the reformed chicken nuggets and spring rolls.

Get the first lot of washing up in the machine and tackle the next lot in the sink. Get suds on the new outfit and chip your nail varnish.

Get changed….again. Touch up nail varnish. Remember to check the oven and find the spring rolls burnt at the edges.

Answer the door and rush back to the oven. Retrieve the chicken thingies and put the smoking trays into the sink. Run the cold tap over your burning fingers.

Smile/grimace through the pain and offer your guests the cheese and hang sangwiches.

Enjoy your party.

Say goodbye to your guests and tackle the washing up. splash suds on your outfit…again. Chip your nail varnish…again. Burn your fingers…again…

Enjoy your Party?

Thank you for taking this survey. Check your answers below:-

If you chose OPTION ONE call into Halo Café in Celbridge and have a chat about your plans.
Take a look at our MENU

If you chose OPTION TWO…

Enjoy your party!

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Party Catering in your house, marquee or function hall in Celbridge, Maynooth, Leixlip, Kilcock, Straffan, Clane, Rathcoffey, Lucan, Newcastle.

JOE.ie and Funny Chalkboard Signs

Funny Chalkboard Signs

Thanks to JOE.ie for featuring our Funny Chalkboard Signs signs in the life section of the online magazine.

FOOD & DRINK

Celbridge Café knows how to tempt ‘Game of Thrones’ fans

by @OisinCollins Email author

There are certainly a few creative types working in Halo Café in Celbridge… (It’s beside the Tesco)
There’s nothing like a good funny blackboard sign to get the punters into your shop and hats off to the guys at Halo Café in Celbridge as they’ve been putting out some pretty good signs as of late.
They’re fairly confident that their scones are some of the best in the country (judging by their Twitter account) so they recently put out this gem…

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Game of Thrones Fans also like our Funny Chalkboard Sign

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And it doesn’t stop there…

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Celbridge Funny Chalkboard Sign prescribes scones and regular updates on twitter

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Monsters Inc Funny Chalkboard Sign

Fair play to artists/baristas in Halo and if you’ve any scones left over make sure to send them our way! You can check out all their other signs over on the Halo Café Twitter page.
Tags:
Blackboard – Chalk Board – Game of Thrones – Halo Café – scones- Celbridge – sign – twitter

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