• Afternoon Tea for Two

    Price From: 40.00

    Book Now  
  • Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two

    Price From: 50.00

    Book Now  
  • Luxury Retreat

    Price From: 289.00

    Book Now  
  • Dinner Bed & Breakfast

    Looking for a mini break away with a loved one? Why not enjoy
    Over night stay in our specious Double Rooms
    3 Course Meal
    Full Irish Breakfast
    Free parking for customers
    Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to arrival

    This rate is based on two adults sharing in a standard room.   Supplements will apply for weekends and upgrades to Luxury Suites.   Please note Meal may be serviced in the Bar depending on business levels


    Book Now  
  • Tayto Park Experience 1 Night

    If you are looking for an outdoor adventure that will keep the whole family entertained, experience everything that Tayto Park has to offer.

    • From Sheriffs Shuffle, Ladybird Loops and Steam Train Express, Tayto Park has activities suitable for all ages.
    • 1 night stay includes full Irish breakfast in the morning
    • Family Entry Ticket to Tayto Park.
    • Enjoy a family meal in our Steakhouse 1756 or Arthur’s Bar
    • Retreat to your family room for an evening of Netflix and sweet treats
    Passes can be used at a later date should Tayto Park not be available during your stay. Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be required at the time of booking in order to issue tickets.

     

    Book Now  
  • Madagascar Experience 1 Night

    If you are looking to keep the little ones entertained this summer and make lifelong lasting memories, our Madagascar Experience has everything you are looking for.

    • Lemurs ‘like to move it, move it, and so do your little ones, so let them ‘roar’ and explore at Dublin Zoo with our Family Entry Pass.
    • Enjoy some quality time after the long day with a family meal in our Steakhouse 1756 restaurant
    • Retreat to your family room where an array of sweet treats will be waiting for a Madagascar themed movie night.

    Passes can be used at a later date should Dublin Zoo not be available during your stay. Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be required at the time of booking in order to issue Zoo passes. 

    Book Now  
  • Netflix & Chill

    The ultimate couples staycation in 2021, taking ‘duvet days’ to the next level. Escape to the Court Yard Hotel & snuggle up in one of our luxurious rooms, kitted out with freshly made popcorn & a range of exciting sharing snacks including Haribo, Maltesers & so much more! The perfect well-deserved night away!
    Overnight Stay for 2
    Full Irish breakfast
    Popcorn & movie treats in the room
    Access to Netflix & device casting on our new hospitality grade smart TV
    Complimentary 1 pm check out

    Note: You must have your own Netflix account

    Book Now  
  • Mini Break Away Gift

    Price From: 145.00

    Book Now  
  • The Girly Getaway

    Get planning that all important essential catch up with the girls.
    • Arrive at the Court Yard Hotel and be treated to some well deserved cocktails to get you settled into your two night stay.
    • Dine in our new Steakhouse 1756 restaurant followed by some drinks in Arthur’s Bar.
    • Start your morning with breakfast before making your way to Kildare Village for some retail therapy.
    • Receive a €30 gift card and a further 10% discount on the day to get you started.
    • On returning to the hotel enjoy our famous Charcuterie Graze Box with a beautiful bottle of house red or white.
    • Before checking out and after you have enjoyed another breakfast with us, enjoy the last few hours over Afternoon Tea.

    Book Now  
  • Home of Guinness Getaway Break

    Indulge in the full Guinness experience at the home of Arthur Guinness.Begin your journey and follow in Arthur Guinness's footsteps with Athur's Way Heritage Trail, and explore the history of Ireland's most famous brewers family.
    • Indulge in a cold pint of Guinness on arrival on us before heading off to experience the history, heart and soul of Ireland's most iconin beer with entry passes to Guinness Storehouse.
    • When you are ready to sit back and relax, enjoy a delicious meal in our Arthur's Bar with a €50 meal voucher each.
    • Snooze in the morning with freshly prepared breakfast and complimentary 1pm check out.
    • The perfect ending to a perfect weekend.

    Book Now  
  • Summer Sweetness

    Enjoy the sweet summer sunshine and that well overdue night away with your loved one.
    • Sweet welcome awaits you with a Summer Breeze cocktail on arrival and Butler’s chocolates in your room.
    • Soak up the atmosphere with a meal in our courtyard or Arthur’s Bar and our €30 food credit voucher.
    • Linger a little longer and enjoy a complimentary late check out and Afternoon Tea with us

    Book Now  
  • Discover Kildare

    Let the adventures begin and explore Kildare with our two night getaway break with full Irish breakfast.

    • Experience Kildare and Ireland’s Ancient East and spend the day roaming in the renowned Japanese Gardens and visit some of the living legends at the Irish National Stud
    • Soak up the beautiful surrounds with a wonderfully prepared picnic caddy to enjoy during the day.
    • After a long day of exploring and arriving back to the Court Yard Hotel, sit back and indulge in a meal for two with cocktails in our SteakHouse 1756 restaurant

    Book Now  
  • Sunday Funday

    Why not treat yourself to a little blissful Sunday overnight break to relax and recharge before another working week.
    • Enjoy a luxurious mini break away and rewind with some fresh air and sunshine on your own private balcony suite.
    • Indulge in our beautiful Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two.
    • Enjoy our continental and full Irish breakfast in our restaurant and a late check out.

    Book Now  
  • Madagascar Experience 2 Night.

    If you are looking to keep the little ones entertained this summer and make lifelong lasting memories, Madagascar Experience has everything you are looking for.
    • Lemurs ‘like to move it, move it, and so do your little ones, so let them ‘roar’ and explore at Dublin Zoo with our Family Entry Pass.
    • Enjoy some quality time after the long day with a family meal in our Steakhouse 1756 restaurant
    • Retreat to your family room where an array of sweet treats will be waiting for a Madagascar themed movie night.
    Passes can be used at a later date should Dublin Zoo not be available during your stay. Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be required at the time of booking in order to issue Zoo passes



    Book Now  
  • Tayto Park Experience 2 Nights

    If you are looking for an outdoor adventure that will keep the whole family entertained, experience everything that Tayto Park has to offer.

    • From Sheriffs Shuffle, Ladybird Loops and Steam Train Express, Tayto Park has activities suitable for all ages.
    • 1 night stay includes full Irish breakfast in the morning
    • Family Entry Ticket to Tayto Park.
    • Enjoy a family meal in our Steakhouse 1756 or Arthur’s Bar
    • Retreat to your family room for an evening of Netflix and sweet treats

    Passes can be used at a later date should Tayto Park not be available during your stay. Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be required at the time of booking in order to issue Tayto  passes


    Book Now  
  • Picnic Perfect

    Plan your picture perfect family staycation and make it a summer to remember.
    • Enjoy quality family time at Kildare Maze with plenty of activities to keep the little ones entertained.
    • Settle down and enjoy a family picnic in the sun with our made to order picnic caddy.
    • Finish off the day with a delicious family dinner in our newly refurnished Steakhouse Restaurant with €60 meal voucher to spend
    • Tuck in for a restful night sleep and wake up re-freshed to a freshly prepared breakfast.

    Book Now  
  • The Catch Up

    Grab the girls and make a night of it. Overnight stay in the Court Yard Hotel with full Irish breakfast on departure.

    • Spend some well overdue time with the girls while you shop at one of Ireland’s leading designer outlets Kildare Village.
    • Enjoy a €30 shopping voucher to spend and a further 10% discount card on the day.
    • On arrival back to the hotel after the long awaited shopping spree, enjoy a glass of prosecco and enjoy a catch up in Arthur’s Bar with a €25 food credit.

    Book Now  
  • Afternoon Tea for Two

    Price From: 40.00

    Book Now  
  • Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two

    Price From: 50.00

    Book Now  
  • Luxury Retreat

    Price From: 289.00

    Book Now  
  • Dinner Bed & Breakfast

    Looking for a mini break away with a loved one? Why not enjoy
    Over night stay in our specious Double Rooms
    3 Course Meal
    Full Irish Breakfast
    Free parking for customers
    Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to arrival

    This rate is based on two adults sharing in a standard room.   Supplements will apply for weekends and upgrades to Luxury Suites.   Please note Meal may be serviced in the Bar depending on business levels


    Book Now  
  • Tayto Park Experience 1 Night

    If you are looking for an outdoor adventure that will keep the whole family entertained, experience everything that Tayto Park has to offer.

    • From Sheriffs Shuffle, Ladybird Loops and Steam Train Express, Tayto Park has activities suitable for all ages.
    • 1 night stay includes full Irish breakfast in the morning
    • Family Entry Ticket to Tayto Park.
    • Enjoy a family meal in our Steakhouse 1756 or Arthur’s Bar
    • Retreat to your family room for an evening of Netflix and sweet treats
    Passes can be used at a later date should Tayto Park not be available during your stay. Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be required at the time of booking in order to issue tickets.

     

    Book Now  
  • Madagascar Experience 1 Night

    If you are looking to keep the little ones entertained this summer and make lifelong lasting memories, our Madagascar Experience has everything you are looking for.

    • Lemurs ‘like to move it, move it, and so do your little ones, so let them ‘roar’ and explore at Dublin Zoo with our Family Entry Pass.
    • Enjoy some quality time after the long day with a family meal in our Steakhouse 1756 restaurant
    • Retreat to your family room where an array of sweet treats will be waiting for a Madagascar themed movie night.

    Passes can be used at a later date should Dublin Zoo not be available during your stay. Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be required at the time of booking in order to issue Zoo passes. 

    Book Now  
  • Netflix & Chill

    The ultimate couples staycation in 2021, taking ‘duvet days’ to the next level. Escape to the Court Yard Hotel & snuggle up in one of our luxurious rooms, kitted out with freshly made popcorn & a range of exciting sharing snacks including Haribo, Maltesers & so much more! The perfect well-deserved night away!
    Overnight Stay for 2
    Full Irish breakfast
    Popcorn & movie treats in the room
    Access to Netflix & device casting on our new hospitality grade smart TV
    Complimentary 1 pm check out

    Note: You must have your own Netflix account

    Book Now  
  • Mini Break Away Gift

    Price From: 145.00

    Book Now  
  • The Girly Getaway

    Get planning that all important essential catch up with the girls.
    • Arrive at the Court Yard Hotel and be treated to some well deserved cocktails to get you settled into your two night stay.
    • Dine in our new Steakhouse 1756 restaurant followed by some drinks in Arthur’s Bar.
    • Start your morning with breakfast before making your way to Kildare Village for some retail therapy.
    • Receive a €30 gift card and a further 10% discount on the day to get you started.
    • On returning to the hotel enjoy our famous Charcuterie Graze Box with a beautiful bottle of house red or white.
    • Before checking out and after you have enjoyed another breakfast with us, enjoy the last few hours over Afternoon Tea.

    Book Now  
  • Home of Guinness Getaway Break

    Indulge in the full Guinness experience at the home of Arthur Guinness.Begin your journey and follow in Arthur Guinness's footsteps with Athur's Way Heritage Trail, and explore the history of Ireland's most famous brewers family.
    • Indulge in a cold pint of Guinness on arrival on us before heading off to experience the history, heart and soul of Ireland's most iconin beer with entry passes to Guinness Storehouse.
    • When you are ready to sit back and relax, enjoy a delicious meal in our Arthur's Bar with a €50 meal voucher each.
    • Snooze in the morning with freshly prepared breakfast and complimentary 1pm check out.
    • The perfect ending to a perfect weekend.

    Book Now  
  • Summer Sweetness

    Enjoy the sweet summer sunshine and that well overdue night away with your loved one.
    • Sweet welcome awaits you with a Summer Breeze cocktail on arrival and Butler’s chocolates in your room.
    • Soak up the atmosphere with a meal in our courtyard or Arthur’s Bar and our €30 food credit voucher.
    • Linger a little longer and enjoy a complimentary late check out and Afternoon Tea with us

    Book Now  
  • Discover Kildare

    Let the adventures begin and explore Kildare with our two night getaway break with full Irish breakfast.

    • Experience Kildare and Ireland’s Ancient East and spend the day roaming in the renowned Japanese Gardens and visit some of the living legends at the Irish National Stud
    • Soak up the beautiful surrounds with a wonderfully prepared picnic caddy to enjoy during the day.
    • After a long day of exploring and arriving back to the Court Yard Hotel, sit back and indulge in a meal for two with cocktails in our SteakHouse 1756 restaurant

    Book Now  
  • Sunday Funday

    Why not treat yourself to a little blissful Sunday overnight break to relax and recharge before another working week.
    • Enjoy a luxurious mini break away and rewind with some fresh air and sunshine on your own private balcony suite.
    • Indulge in our beautiful Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two.
    • Enjoy our continental and full Irish breakfast in our restaurant and a late check out.

    Book Now  
  • Madagascar Experience 2 Night.

    If you are looking to keep the little ones entertained this summer and make lifelong lasting memories, Madagascar Experience has everything you are looking for.
    • Lemurs ‘like to move it, move it, and so do your little ones, so let them ‘roar’ and explore at Dublin Zoo with our Family Entry Pass.
    • Enjoy some quality time after the long day with a family meal in our Steakhouse 1756 restaurant
    • Retreat to your family room where an array of sweet treats will be waiting for a Madagascar themed movie night.
    Passes can be used at a later date should Dublin Zoo not be available during your stay. Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be required at the time of booking in order to issue Zoo passes



    Book Now  
  • Tayto Park Experience 2 Nights

    If you are looking for an outdoor adventure that will keep the whole family entertained, experience everything that Tayto Park has to offer.

    • From Sheriffs Shuffle, Ladybird Loops and Steam Train Express, Tayto Park has activities suitable for all ages.
    • 1 night stay includes full Irish breakfast in the morning
    • Family Entry Ticket to Tayto Park.
    • Enjoy a family meal in our Steakhouse 1756 or Arthur’s Bar
    • Retreat to your family room for an evening of Netflix and sweet treats

    Passes can be used at a later date should Tayto Park not be available during your stay. Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be required at the time of booking in order to issue Tayto  passes


    Book Now  
  • Picnic Perfect

    Plan your picture perfect family staycation and make it a summer to remember.
    • Enjoy quality family time at Kildare Maze with plenty of activities to keep the little ones entertained.
    • Settle down and enjoy a family picnic in the sun with our made to order picnic caddy.
    • Finish off the day with a delicious family dinner in our newly refurnished Steakhouse Restaurant with €60 meal voucher to spend
    • Tuck in for a restful night sleep and wake up re-freshed to a freshly prepared breakfast.

    Book Now  
  • The Catch Up

    Grab the girls and make a night of it. Overnight stay in the Court Yard Hotel with full Irish breakfast on departure.

    • Spend some well overdue time with the girls while you shop at one of Ireland’s leading designer outlets Kildare Village.
    • Enjoy a €30 shopping voucher to spend and a further 10% discount card on the day.
    • On arrival back to the hotel after the long awaited shopping spree, enjoy a glass of prosecco and enjoy a catch up in Arthur’s Bar with a €25 food credit.

    Book Now  
  • Afternoon Tea for Two

    Price From: 40.00

    Book Now  
  • Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two

    Price From: 50.00

    Book Now  
  • Luxury Retreat

    Price From: 289.00

    Book Now  
  • Dinner Bed & Breakfast

    Looking for a mini break away with a loved one? Why not enjoy
    Over night stay in our specious Double Rooms
    3 Course Meal
    Full Irish Breakfast
    Free parking for customers
    Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to arrival

    This rate is based on two adults sharing in a standard room.   Supplements will apply for weekends and upgrades to Luxury Suites.   Please note Meal may be serviced in the Bar depending on business levels


    Book Now  
  • Tayto Park Experience 1 Night

    If you are looking for an outdoor adventure that will keep the whole family entertained, experience everything that Tayto Park has to offer.

    • From Sheriffs Shuffle, Ladybird Loops and Steam Train Express, Tayto Park has activities suitable for all ages.
    • 1 night stay includes full Irish breakfast in the morning
    • Family Entry Ticket to Tayto Park.
    • Enjoy a family meal in our Steakhouse 1756 or Arthur’s Bar
    • Retreat to your family room for an evening of Netflix and sweet treats
    Passes can be used at a later date should Tayto Park not be available during your stay. Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be required at the time of booking in order to issue tickets.

     

    Book Now  
  • Madagascar Experience 1 Night

    If you are looking to keep the little ones entertained this summer and make lifelong lasting memories, our Madagascar Experience has everything you are looking for.

    • Lemurs ‘like to move it, move it, and so do your little ones, so let them ‘roar’ and explore at Dublin Zoo with our Family Entry Pass.
    • Enjoy some quality time after the long day with a family meal in our Steakhouse 1756 restaurant
    • Retreat to your family room where an array of sweet treats will be waiting for a Madagascar themed movie night.

    Passes can be used at a later date should Dublin Zoo not be available during your stay. Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be required at the time of booking in order to issue Zoo passes. 

    Book Now  
  • Netflix & Chill

    The ultimate couples staycation in 2021, taking ‘duvet days’ to the next level. Escape to the Court Yard Hotel & snuggle up in one of our luxurious rooms, kitted out with freshly made popcorn & a range of exciting sharing snacks including Haribo, Maltesers & so much more! The perfect well-deserved night away!
    Overnight Stay for 2
    Full Irish breakfast
    Popcorn & movie treats in the room
    Access to Netflix & device casting on our new hospitality grade smart TV
    Complimentary 1 pm check out

    Note: You must have your own Netflix account

    Book Now  
  • Mini Break Away Gift

    Price From: 145.00

    Book Now  
  • The Girly Getaway

    Get planning that all important essential catch up with the girls.
    • Arrive at the Court Yard Hotel and be treated to some well deserved cocktails to get you settled into your two night stay.
    • Dine in our new Steakhouse 1756 restaurant followed by some drinks in Arthur’s Bar.
    • Start your morning with breakfast before making your way to Kildare Village for some retail therapy.
    • Receive a €30 gift card and a further 10% discount on the day to get you started.
    • On returning to the hotel enjoy our famous Charcuterie Graze Box with a beautiful bottle of house red or white.
    • Before checking out and after you have enjoyed another breakfast with us, enjoy the last few hours over Afternoon Tea.

    Book Now  
  • Home of Guinness Getaway Break

    Indulge in the full Guinness experience at the home of Arthur Guinness.Begin your journey and follow in Arthur Guinness's footsteps with Athur's Way Heritage Trail, and explore the history of Ireland's most famous brewers family.
    • Indulge in a cold pint of Guinness on arrival on us before heading off to experience the history, heart and soul of Ireland's most iconin beer with entry passes to Guinness Storehouse.
    • When you are ready to sit back and relax, enjoy a delicious meal in our Arthur's Bar with a €50 meal voucher each.
    • Snooze in the morning with freshly prepared breakfast and complimentary 1pm check out.
    • The perfect ending to a perfect weekend.

    Book Now  
  • Summer Sweetness

    Enjoy the sweet summer sunshine and that well overdue night away with your loved one.
    • Sweet welcome awaits you with a Summer Breeze cocktail on arrival and Butler’s chocolates in your room.
    • Soak up the atmosphere with a meal in our courtyard or Arthur’s Bar and our €30 food credit voucher.
    • Linger a little longer and enjoy a complimentary late check out and Afternoon Tea with us

    Book Now  
  • Discover Kildare

    Let the adventures begin and explore Kildare with our two night getaway break with full Irish breakfast.

    • Experience Kildare and Ireland’s Ancient East and spend the day roaming in the renowned Japanese Gardens and visit some of the living legends at the Irish National Stud
    • Soak up the beautiful surrounds with a wonderfully prepared picnic caddy to enjoy during the day.
    • After a long day of exploring and arriving back to the Court Yard Hotel, sit back and indulge in a meal for two with cocktails in our SteakHouse 1756 restaurant

    Book Now  
  • Sunday Funday

    Why not treat yourself to a little blissful Sunday overnight break to relax and recharge before another working week.
    • Enjoy a luxurious mini break away and rewind with some fresh air and sunshine on your own private balcony suite.
    • Indulge in our beautiful Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two.
    • Enjoy our continental and full Irish breakfast in our restaurant and a late check out.

    Book Now  
  • Madagascar Experience 2 Night.

    If you are looking to keep the little ones entertained this summer and make lifelong lasting memories, Madagascar Experience has everything you are looking for.
    • Lemurs ‘like to move it, move it, and so do your little ones, so let them ‘roar’ and explore at Dublin Zoo with our Family Entry Pass.
    • Enjoy some quality time after the long day with a family meal in our Steakhouse 1756 restaurant
    • Retreat to your family room where an array of sweet treats will be waiting for a Madagascar themed movie night.
    Passes can be used at a later date should Dublin Zoo not be available during your stay. Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be required at the time of booking in order to issue Zoo passes



    Book Now  
  • Tayto Park Experience 2 Nights

    If you are looking for an outdoor adventure that will keep the whole family entertained, experience everything that Tayto Park has to offer.

    • From Sheriffs Shuffle, Ladybird Loops and Steam Train Express, Tayto Park has activities suitable for all ages.
    • 1 night stay includes full Irish breakfast in the morning
    • Family Entry Ticket to Tayto Park.
    • Enjoy a family meal in our Steakhouse 1756 or Arthur’s Bar
    • Retreat to your family room for an evening of Netflix and sweet treats

    Passes can be used at a later date should Tayto Park not be available during your stay. Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be required at the time of booking in order to issue Tayto  passes


    Book Now  
  • Picnic Perfect

    Plan your picture perfect family staycation and make it a summer to remember.
    • Enjoy quality family time at Kildare Maze with plenty of activities to keep the little ones entertained.
    • Settle down and enjoy a family picnic in the sun with our made to order picnic caddy.
    • Finish off the day with a delicious family dinner in our newly refurnished Steakhouse Restaurant with €60 meal voucher to spend
    • Tuck in for a restful night sleep and wake up re-freshed to a freshly prepared breakfast.

    Book Now  
  • The Catch Up

    Grab the girls and make a night of it. Overnight stay in the Court Yard Hotel with full Irish breakfast on departure.

    • Spend some well overdue time with the girls while you shop at one of Ireland’s leading designer outlets Kildare Village.
    • Enjoy a €30 shopping voucher to spend and a further 10% discount card on the day.
    • On arrival back to the hotel after the long awaited shopping spree, enjoy a glass of prosecco and enjoy a catch up in Arthur’s Bar with a €25 food credit.

    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.
 

Bars

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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Dining

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Events

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Weddings in Kildare are special. We make them unique. The Court Yard Hotel offers an intimate and bespoke wedding venue in Kildare

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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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