www.kildare.ie is now hosting a new website on Leixlip, Co Kildare, and related history. The site was initiated by local historian, John Colgan in November, 2005 but now has been revitalised by Beatrice Whelan, of Kildare Community Network who has, with John’s cooperation, relaunched it. The site now contains a short, illustrated history of Leixlip; a piece entitled Leixlip around 1798, compete with 28 illustrations; an 18th century newspaper report about the first commercially successful cultivation of strawberries in Ireland at Leixlip, and graveyard inscriptions. Historians with Leixlip stories to relate are invited to send them to Beatrice Whelan (Beatrice@Kildare.ie, tel: 045 980568) for inclusion; each piece must be attributed to the author for inclusion.
Website dedicated to the history of Leixlip
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