Dear Guest,


Welcome to the Court Yard Hotel Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we wish you a pleasant stay.


At the Court Yard, we are committed to providing you, our guest, with the highest standards of service and quality. It is our goal to ensure that your stay is an enjoyable and memorable experience.


Our intention is to provide each guest with the level of personal service found only in the finest hotels. To achieve this, we endeavour to anticipate your needs as much as possible with a wide variety of services and our team which is ready to attend to your most pressing requests.


You will find the many services we provide outlined in this directory. However, should any question or problem arise, please call the reception and we will be happy to assist you.


‘Cead Mile Failte’




The Moriarty Family






The four star Court Yard Hotel, steeped in history, is built on the original site where Arthur Guinness created his brewing empire and situated in the colourful heritage town of Leixlip, Co. Kildare. A region blessed with some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery, the hotel has been meticulously restored and refurbished offering old world charm, beautiful original stone work with contemporary design.


The Court Yard Hotel has long been appreciated for its romantic and picturesque setting. The property combines a stunning location, contemporary accommodation, unique atmosphere and sumptuous dining to create the perfect getaway in Kildare.


A warm Irish welcome awaits you... feel at home with a uniquely refreshing and personal experience. The Court Yard Hotel truly is Kildare’s best kept secret.


For business or pleasure, culture or leisure, we have an abundance of amenities and attractions on our doorstep to please every visitor – in a relaxed environment, just a stone’s throw from the capital.







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.



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.



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 porter’s ale or porter. The colour was obtained by including in the mash, with the ordinary pale malt, a proportion of malt.



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 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.



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.






Dial 0

Duty Manager

Call in case of emergency, for special requirements or any issues that require immediate attention.


Dial 0

For the following:




Concierge Service


Dial 514 or 0

Room Service available until 9pm or drinks/beverage services until late


Dial 9

For an outside line


Dial 2

From room to room


In case of Emergency

Press 0 for reception or 9 for an outside line and then the local area number.

Dial 999 or 112 for emergency POLICE, FIRE, AMBULANCE or call our Duty Manager for assistance


Dial 1800 66 77 88

Automobile Association (AA) Breakdown Service









We want to make sure that your stay with us is as comfortable and as stress-free as possible.




Our commitment to providing integrated access and inclusive amenities includes a range of facilities and information, prepared for all our guests. Details include:


• Disabled parking available

• Lift access to all floors

• Accessible rest rooms available

We adhere to the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) policy and actively encourage you to provide feedback with your recommendations on how we may be able to further improve our service.



If you suffer from any allergies please let your server know so that we can make any necessary special arrangements for you.



Please don't leave children unattended in the hotel as responsibility for our 'junior' guests lies with parents and guardians.


Emergency Contact

In case of an emergency, please call Reception immediately. The Reception desk is manned 24 hours a day.


Fire Safety

Please read the fire notice displayed on your bedroom door to familiarise yourself with the fire evacuation procedures. Should you have any questions, please call Reception. If you are hard of hearing or have any other disability that would affect your safety in the event of a fire, please let Reception know as soon as you can. If you discover a fire in the hotel, please break the clear plastic panel on the nearest call point. Do not attempt to tackle the fire yourself. If the alarm sounds at any time during your stay, please evacuate the building via the nearest emergency exit and make your way to the designated assembly point which is situated in the hotels main car park.


Safety Deposit Boxes

Unfortunately we can't accept responsibility for guests personal belongings left on hotel premises, but each room is equipped with a personal safe, which you will find in your wardrobe. To operate, follow instructions located on the inside of the wardrobe door.


Please call Reception if you need further assistance.






Laundry Service

If you require laundry service please fill in the laundry form provided. Place clothing in the Laundry bag, bring it to reception and allow our dedicated team to ensure that it is brought to our laundry service provider on your behalf. If you require a same day service, please inform our staff before 10:00am. Please note each room is equipped with built in irons and ironing boards.



Each rooms is equiped with new HD Smart TV with Chrome Cast access, any pre paid channels will be available in the public areas and bars. To use Chrome Cast, select HDMI 2 source and follow instructions on the screen. Please note, your device must be connected to the hotel's WiFi.


Contact Reception should you require assistance.



Please make sure your room card is placed in the card holder at entrance to bedroom. To keep the heating at your preferred level simply turn on the radiator by the control.


Hospitality Tray

A hospitality tray is provided for your refreshment. Should you require a top up of tea, coffee, milk or sugar sachets please contact reception.


Internet Access

Complimentary WiFi internet access is available throughout the hotel. Please select "Guest@courtyard" network and use password: courtyard2020!


Ironing Station

An ironing board station is provided in your room for your convenience.



Local and National newspapers are available daily at reception.


Post / Mail

You may drop your letters or postcards to reception, please ensure you have provided a postage stamp.






Steakhouse 1756


Experience our culinary delights…


Sunday -Thursday 5 pm - 9 pm

Friday - Saturday 5 pm - 9.30 pm


Location: Level 0

To make a reservation dial 0





Breakfast - Mon-Fri 7am - 11am, Sat/Sun 7am -12pm

Lunch Menu - Mon - Fri 12-3pm



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For further information dial 0 for reception



Front Bar, Arthur’s Bar & Live Venue


A hub of Leixlip Village and a destination in its own right, Arthur’s Bar is loved by locals and overnight guests alike. From early afternoon to late evening, Arthur’s Bar provides a vibrant, spacious venue for meeting friends old and new.


With a delicious bar & outdoor Courtyard Eats menu to tickle the taste buds, our famous courtyard for you to bask in and catch all the live sporting action on our large outdoor screen with music and live entertainment five nights a week you will be spoilt for choice and, of course, you will always have to try a Guinness in the place where it all began.


So whether it’s for sport, entertainment or great bar food,

Arthur’s Bar has it all…



Arthur's Bar is open daily from 10 am - 11.30 pm


Bar Food


Bar Food - Mon - Thurs 3 - 9:30pm, Fri/Sat/Sun 12-9:30pm



For further information dial 0 for reception



In Room Dining


Room Service. Simple Pleasures


Take advantage of our extensive and varied room service menu. Available from 7.00am to 9.00pm daily, our in-room dining menu offers an excellent selection of dishes to enjoy in your room.


For more information or to place an order contact extension 0.


The SteakHouse 1756 and Coffee Dock welcomes you with a variety of snacks and beverages. Also well known for its delicious pastries, it’s the perfect place to enjoy our afternoon tea.





Full of surprises, County Kildare will give you many excuses to linger and stay. Unique heritage, stunning scenery, spectacular cuisine and a world class shopping experience are just some of the attractions that await you. From planned historic settlements to thriving town centres and canal villages, Kildare really is “the best of Ireland in one County” and is within a stone’s throw of the capital.


For a day trip or weekend away, enjoy the accessibility from all parts of Ireland. Discover the magic of the rich hinterland, racing establishments and racecourses, golf courses and sporting fields, museums and heritage centres, family fun centres, canal and forest walks. Likewise enjoy the unique experiences of County Kildare, seek out high fashion shopping locations and farmers markets or the traditional town markets which stretch back hundreds of years.



Local Information



Bus and Train timetables into Dublin City Centre are available at Reception.

If you wish to order a taxi please ask at reception or dial 0 and a taxi can be arranged.


Mass Times

Church of Our Lady’s Nativity (Old Hill Leixlip) Saturdays: 10.00 am & 6.00 pm. Sundays: 8.30 am, 9.45 am, 11.00 am, 12.15 pm & 7.30 pm. Church of St Charles Borromeo, Confey. (Captain’s Hill) Sundays: 9.30 am, 11.30 am, 12.30 pm.


Local Shopping

Liffey Valley Shopping Centre: Only a few minutes away, Liffey Valley has some of the top shops like Marks & Spencer’s, Penney’s, River Island, Monsoon, Next, Principles & Boots and Vue Cinema. For a cinema listing or film times please ask at Reception.


Blanchardstown Shopping Centre: Also only a few minutes away The Blanchardstown Shopping Centre also has top brand shops with different outlets and retail parks also across from the shopping centre is a Leisure Plex, with bowling, Quasar and a dodgem track to video games.


Kildare Village Shopping Outlet is just half an hour drive away with 100 boutiques to browse from the the world's most exciting designers.

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