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    Save 10% off our Room Only rate when you book direct on our website - always the Best Rate Guaranteed!

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  • Leixlip Festival Package

    From only €209 you can enjoy the best of live music at the Leixlip Festival over the June Bank Holiday Weekend.  This rate includes Full Irish Breakfast and a pair of day tickets to the Festival.

    * Please note that the Leixlip Festival is strictly over 18's and that there are traffic and parking restrictions in Leixlip Village over the weekend.  Contact the hotel for more information.

    This rate is based on two adults sharing in a standard double or twin room. Supplements will apply for upgrades.

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  • Guinness Storehouse 1 Night Package

    Celebrate the historical link between the Court Yard Hotel, the original home of the Arthur Guinness brewing empire, and its new home, the Guinness Storehouse, with our Guinness Storehouse package!

    From only €119 for 2 sharing, enjoy 1 nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast with tickets to visit the Guinness Storehouse.

    This rate is based on two adults sharing in a standard double or twin room.  Single occupancy, weekend and upgrade supplements will apply.

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  • Shop'n'Save DBB Offer

    From only €129 for 2 enjoy a Shopping Break to include a 10% Discount for Kildare Village
    • Dinner, Bed & Full Irish Breakfast
    • 10% Discount Voucher for Kildare Village 

    The price is based on 2 adults sharing in a standard room Midweek (Sunday to Thursday)   Supplements may apply for Weekends and Luxury upgrades.

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  • Sunday Super Saver B&B

    For just €89 Bed & Breakfast for two sharing you can shake off those pre-Monday blues with our great value Sunday Super Saver offer. 

    Rates based on two adults sharing in a standard room.   

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  • Book Direct & Save 10%

    Save 10% off our Room Only rate when you book direct on our website - always the Best Rate Guaranteed!

    This offer is subject to availability at at time of booking and the 10% is automatically calculated off of our standard Room Only rate at the time of booking.

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  • Leixlip Festival Package

    From only €209 you can enjoy the best of live music at the Leixlip Festival over the June Bank Holiday Weekend.  This rate includes Full Irish Breakfast and a pair of day tickets to the Festival.

    * Please note that the Leixlip Festival is strictly over 18's and that there are traffic and parking restrictions in Leixlip Village over the weekend.  Contact the hotel for more information.

    This rate is based on two adults sharing in a standard double or twin room. Supplements will apply for upgrades.

    Book Now  
  • Guinness Storehouse 1 Night Package

    Celebrate the historical link between the Court Yard Hotel, the original home of the Arthur Guinness brewing empire, and its new home, the Guinness Storehouse, with our Guinness Storehouse package!

    From only €119 for 2 sharing, enjoy 1 nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast with tickets to visit the Guinness Storehouse.

    This rate is based on two adults sharing in a standard double or twin room.  Single occupancy, weekend and upgrade supplements will apply.

    Book Now  
  • Shop'n'Save DBB Offer

    From only €129 for 2 enjoy a Shopping Break to include a 10% Discount for Kildare Village
    • Dinner, Bed & Full Irish Breakfast
    • 10% Discount Voucher for Kildare Village 

    The price is based on 2 adults sharing in a standard room Midweek (Sunday to Thursday)   Supplements may apply for Weekends and Luxury upgrades.

    Book Now  
  • Sunday Super Saver B&B

    For just €89 Bed & Breakfast for two sharing you can shake off those pre-Monday blues with our great value Sunday Super Saver offer. 

    Rates based on two adults sharing in a standard room.   

    Book Now  
  • Book Direct & Save 10%

    Save 10% off our Room Only rate when you book direct on our website - always the Best Rate Guaranteed!

    This offer is subject to availability at at time of booking and the 10% is automatically calculated off of our standard Room Only rate at the time of booking.

    Book Now  
  • Leixlip Festival Package

    From only €209 you can enjoy the best of live music at the Leixlip Festival over the June Bank Holiday Weekend.  This rate includes Full Irish Breakfast and a pair of day tickets to the Festival.

    * Please note that the Leixlip Festival is strictly over 18's and that there are traffic and parking restrictions in Leixlip Village over the weekend.  Contact the hotel for more information.

    This rate is based on two adults sharing in a standard double or twin room. Supplements will apply for upgrades.

    Book Now  
  • Guinness Storehouse 1 Night Package

    Celebrate the historical link between the Court Yard Hotel, the original home of the Arthur Guinness brewing empire, and its new home, the Guinness Storehouse, with our Guinness Storehouse package!

    From only €119 for 2 sharing, enjoy 1 nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast with tickets to visit the Guinness Storehouse.

    This rate is based on two adults sharing in a standard double or twin room.  Single occupancy, weekend and upgrade supplements will apply.

    Book Now  
  • Shop'n'Save DBB Offer

    From only €129 for 2 enjoy a Shopping Break to include a 10% Discount for Kildare Village
    • Dinner, Bed & Full Irish Breakfast
    • 10% Discount Voucher for Kildare Village 

    The price is based on 2 adults sharing in a standard room Midweek (Sunday to Thursday)   Supplements may apply for Weekends and Luxury upgrades.

    Book Now  
  • Sunday Super Saver B&B

    For just €89 Bed & Breakfast for two sharing you can shake off those pre-Monday blues with our great value Sunday Super Saver offer. 

    Rates based on two adults sharing in a standard room.   

    Book Now  

Welcome to The Court Yard Hotel

Built on the original site where Arthur Guinness created his brewing empire, the hotel offers old world charm, beautiful original stone work with contemporary design in a setting that is as picturesque as a pint settling. The Court Yard Hotel truly is Kildare's best kept secret.
 
Arthur Guinness is legendary for his pint and the Court Yard Hotel is legendary for it's 4* comfort, exquisite dining, the famous courtyard and of course 'The Black Stuff' in Arthur's Bar.
 
Situated in the heart of Leixlip, Co. Kildare and just 15 minutes from Dublin City Centre and 20 minutes from Dublin Airport.
 
Click here to download our Hotel brochure.
 

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Join us in Arthur's Bar, Arthur's Live or our infamous Piano Bar and enjoy all that Leixlip and Kildare has to offer. A leading premier venue for live entertainment, exceptional food and much more...

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  • Leixlip, the Original Home of Guinness

    1752

    When Archbishop Price died in 1752 he left one hundred pounds, quite a sum then, to his servant, Richard Guinness and a similar amount to Richard's son, Arthur, who was then aged 27.
  • Building the Brewery

    1756

    In 1756, when Arthur was 31, he established a brewery on Main Street, Leixlip. The lease for the property dates from 13th September 1756 and this original lease for the site is displayed beside the main reception in the hotel with the signature of Arthur Guinness clearly visible at the bottom of the lease.
  • The Move to St. James Gate, Dublin

    1759

    Three years later, Arthur then aged 34 left his younger brother, Richard, in charge of the Leixlip Brewery and bought an existing, but run down brewery at St. James Gate in Dublin. It was there he established the world famous company. The start of the Guinness business is always taken as being 1759, the date of this move. He lived on the Gate premises for a while and brewed all types of beer including dark beer known as porters ale or porter. The colour was obtained by including in the mash, with the ordinary pale malt, a proportion of malt that was roasted until virtually black.
  • Arthur Guinness Dies

    1803

    Arthur died in 1803, aged 78, and was buried at Oughterard Cemetery near Kill, a mere 20 minute drive from the Court Yard Hotel. It is also the resting place of his wife, Olivia, who bore him 21 children following their marriage in 1761.
  • The Guinness Family return to Leixlip

    1958

    The Guinness family link with Leixlip was re-ignited in 1958, when the Hon. Desmond Guinness, then aged 27, the same age as Arthur when he got his inheritance, bought Leixlip Castle. He still resides in Leixlip Castle today with his wife Penny. The Castle can be seen from the bedrooms in the hotel.
  • The Court Yard Hotel Opens

    2005

    With the approval of Hon. Desmond Guinness, the hotel opened its doors in June 2005 and once again Guinness was back where it all began with a very modern version of Arthurs porter now begin sold in Arthurs Bar. At the Official Launch of the hotel on the 8th November 2005, the Hon Desmond Guinness unveiled a plaque that states the hotel is on the original site of Guinness. This plaque is displayed proudly over the fireplace in the main reception of the hotel.
  • Executive Suite A
  • Liffey Suite Wedding Venue
  • Luxury Suite A
  • Arthurs Live Venue D
  • Luxury Suite B
  • Standard Guestroom C
  • Standard Guestroom B
  • Standard Guestroom
  • River Bank Lower A
  • River Bank Lower B
  • River Bank Lower
  • River Bank Lower C
  • River Bank Restaurant
  • Arthurs Bar
  • Arthurs Live Venue B
  • Arthurs Live Venue C
  • Arthurs Live Venue E
  • Arthurs Live Venue F
  • Arthurs Bar A
  • Arthurs Bar C
  • Piano Bar B
  • Piano Bar C
  • Piano Bar
  • River Bank Upper Wedding Venue B
  • River Bank Upper Wedding Venue
  • External Image Of The Court Yard Hotel
  • Garden Walkway B
  • Garden Walkway
  • Executive Suite A
  • Liffey Suite Wedding Venue
  • Luxury Suite A
  • Arthurs Live Venue D
  • Luxury Suite B
  • Standard Guestroom C
  • Standard Guestroom B
  • Standard Guestroom
  • River Bank Lower A
  • River Bank Lower B
  • River Bank Lower
  • River Bank Lower C
  • River Bank Restaurant
  • Arthurs Bar
  • Arthurs Live Venue B
  • Arthurs Live Venue C
  • Arthurs Live Venue E
  • Arthurs Live Venue F
  • Arthurs Bar A
  • Arthurs Bar C
  • Piano Bar B
  • Piano Bar C
  • Piano Bar
  • River Bank Upper Wedding Venue B
  • River Bank Upper Wedding Venue
  • External Image Of The Court Yard Hotel
  • Garden Walkway B
  • Garden Walkway
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