An annual seminar is still held at the Abbey, at which matters concerning Swift are discussed. Chief Justice Marlay bought Celbridge Abbey in 1723. It was his son, the bishop of Waterford, who gave the abbey its present Gothic character. Also, his grandson, Henry Grattan, famous orator and parliamentarian lived here for a time.
The Rock Bridge, situated in the grounds of Celbridge Abbey, is reputed to be the oldest remaining stone bridge that crosses the River Liffey.