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The name Celbridge is derived from the Irish 'Cill Droicid' meaning 'The Church of the Bridge'. Castletown House , Ireland's finest Palladian country house, is an imposing building established in the town in the year 1722. Celbridge will always be remembered as the home of Vanessa, the ill-starred lover of Dean Swift.
The town has a deep historical background ranging from Celbridge Abbey with Jonathan Swift to Castletown House.
It is situated close to the K Club , one of Ireland's premier golf clubs, which is home to the European Open.
- Celbridge.ie contains local background information.
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