Tower of Allen on the Hill of Allen will be open as follows: Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th August (inclusive) from 10am to 6pm. Just 10km from Newbridge and Kildare and 18km from Carbury this magnificent tower was built in 1859 by Sir Gerald George Aylmer. The tower commands extensive views of the surrounding countryside. On each step of the tower is inscribed the names of the men and women who built it. Go and visit this great piece of our local history.
Community Food and Farming: Food brings people together. We experience nature and the seasons in the vegetables we grow and eat. The global movement of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a model for doing just that. A demonstration of this takes place 19th August from 11am to 12pm in Derrybeg Organic Farm. Derrybeg Farm is located on the Maynooth Road, Celbridge between the Base entertainment centre and the new Celbridge Community School; opposite Salesians College. There is parking along the road and the 67 bus stops outside. The terrain is rough and therefore not easily accessible for wheelchairs or buggies. We recommend bringing wellingtons in case the weather makes the ground wet. Admission is free.
National Science Museum NUI Maynooth Co. Kildare: Come and view the largest display of scientific instruments on public display in Ireland. Most of which were manufactured in the Dublin area between 1880 and 1920. Dates for this event are 20th August, 2pm – 6pm
23rd August, 2pm – 4pm and the 24th of August, 2pm – 6pm. Admission is free.
For further information on Heritage Week events visit www.heritageweek.ie