Celbridge a great tourist destination in Ireland's Ancient East
Making Celbridge grate again

Tour Celbridge for Irish Culture and Heritage

Celbridge is a wonderful place to explore whether you are cycling or walking. Halo Café is the ideal starting point for any tour of North Kildare.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

A full menu is available at Halo Cafe starting with a Full Irish Breakfast with homemade brown bread. We also bake Ireland’s Best Scones.

96% of what we do at Halo Café  is homemade whether it is a quiche, an apple pie or our famous Halo Club Sandwich.

We have been serving real Italian Coffee since 2009 and it doesn’t costa packet whether you sit in or takeaway

Fine Art Photography

Halo Café displays some striking images of Celbridge buildings and architecture.

The Halo Café Commission was a project launched in 2010 with the purchase of an image of Castletown House. Fiona Nash created the image and was asked to use her skills and her eye to great a contemporary look at the heritage of Celbridge.

The result was a collection of seventeen striking images that present a graphical distillation of the history of Celbridge on the walls of the café.

Celbridge Free Parking Zone

There is convenient parking at Tesco Celbridge on the Maynooth Road. With 350 free parking spaces. You can then start the tour from the Workhouse Famine Graveyard.

Walk in the footsteps of Arthur Guinness

Touring Celbridge includes many interesting and historic landmarks in Celbridge and Castletown:

  • Halo Cafe – Coffee Shop (Est. 2009)
  • Workhouse burial ground
  • The Workhouse, now Colourtrend General Paints
  • Donaghcumper House
  • Castletown Temple
  • The Ice House
  • St. Wolstan’s Abbey
  • Batty Langley Lodge
  • Castletown House
  • The Avenue
  • Lady Louisa’s School (the first co-educational school in Ireland) The Slip Hall
  • Christ Church Church of Ireland
  • The Gate Lodges and Round House
  • Castletown Gates
  • Royal Irish Constabulary Barracks (Michelangelos)
  • Jassamine House
  • Parochial House
  • Clebridge Court House (1801)
  • Kildrought House (1719)
  • Guinness Family Home
  • St. Patrick’s Church
  • Gogarty’s Shop (1818)
  • Toll House
  • The Celbridge Mill
  • Birthplace of Arthur Guinness;
  • English Row
  • Tea Lane Cemetary, resting place of Henry Grattan Jr.
  • Celbridge Abbey is closely associated with Dean Swift, writer of Gulliver’s Travels.

The Final Resting Place of Arthur Guinness

The final resting place of Arthur Guinness is in Oughterard graveyard just beyond the village of Ardclough.

Enjoy your walk around Historic Celbridge and your stay in North Kildare. Celbridge Tourism “Discover Historic Celbridge”

Enjoy your Arthur Guinness pilgrimage by walking along Arthur’s Way. The route includes the birthplace of Arthur Guinness, the locations in Celbridge where he grew up, started work and started his brewing career.

When you need food . . . Halo Café is the place to go.