Tourist Information

Attractions & Amenities

Golden Dawn Guest House is conveniently situated in County Dublin. The following are located nearby:

  • Pitch And Putt, Swimming Pool, Gym, Golf Courses
  • Bars, Restaurants & Shops
  • Forest Park & Hill Walking
  • Horse Riding
  • Angling
  • Rathcoole/Saggart is on the Dublin Bus Route (Bus No: 69)
  • Luas Red Line is located minutes from the Guesthouse

Calliaghstown Riding Centre
Calliaghstown riding centre is an ideal destination for an equestrian riding holiday in Ireland. We have what it takes to make your vacation a memorable one, and for all the right reasons. Beautiful scenery, fully trained staff, beautiful horses, access to some of the best hacking and cross country trails in Ireland.

Slade Valley Golf Course
Slade Valley Golf Course is a parkland course set in the Dublin hills; it is known to be one of the highest set golf courses in Ireland with breath taking views over Dublin city. Located on a hill above Saggart Village in County Dublin, the club is within a 35 minute drive from Dublin Airport and a 45 minute drive from Dublin City Centre.

Citywest Golf Course
Imagine two of Ireland's finest golf courses in one magnificent setting

If you are fortunate enough to pay a visit to either of the two magnificent golf courses at Citywest you could soon be having a similar experience to the one that Christy O'Connor Junior had when he faced that long carry over water to the 18th green in the 1989 Ryder Cup. Indeed the 18th hole on The Championship course is one of the great finishing holes in Ireland and with its imposing lakes and gushing fountain it has a real Belfry feel to it. This view point is very much held by Christy O'Connor Junior who reckons "The 16th, 17th and 18th represent one of the best finishing stretches in Ireland".

Modern, airy and colourful with lots of shopping and two exciting cafés with spacious terraces, Avoca Rathcoole has become a landmark destination. It's been voted Retail Store of the Year in Ireland.

Featuring all the familiar Avoca offerings: designer fashion and interesting gifts, soft furnishings and homewares, kidswear and toys, our Rathcoole store also has a large foodhall, of course, packed with delicious goodies, like fresh baking, a salad abr and other yummy Take-out food. And we've a charming boutique garden centre with plants, outdoor furniture and gardening gifts.

Things to do Nearby

Dublin bus tour;

The Dublin Tour has been carefully designed to give you the freedom to explore and experience the history and culture of Dublin at your leisure. We visit all the main Dublin attractions along our route and these include Dublin Zoo and Trinity College (home of the Book of Kells). Our entertaining Dublin tour guides, who are all accredited by Failte Ireland, will show you the city as only a native can. Your 24-hour ticket allows you to hop on and off as often as you wish.

The tour operates daily from 9.30am and can be joined at any of 23 stops, each conveniently located near one of the most popular Dublin attractions. For example, you can join outside Trinity College, leave at the Guinness Storehouse (and sample the product!) and then re-join later. You could even start your Dublin tour in the afternoon and come back to see more the following morning. To enhance your enjoyment we have arranged discounts for you at a selection of the most popular attractions en route.

The Irish Stud & Japanese Gardens, Kildare

One visit, three different worlds - situated 1 hour from Dublin off the N7. The 1,000 acre Farm at Tully has been in use as a Stud Farm since 1900 when it was owned by Col. William Hall-Walker. It is home to some of Ireland's finest thoroughbreds. There's a Horse Museum tracing the history of the horse in Ireland using artefacts, illustrations and text and the skeleton of the legendary steeplechaser 'Arkle'. The Japanese Gardens are situated in the grounds of the Stud Farm and were created between 1906-1910. They are planned to symbolise the 'Life of Man' from the cradle to the grave. St. Fiachra's Garden was designed as a Millennium project and has 4 acres of Woodland & Lakeside walks and features a Monastic cell with a hand-crafted Waterford Crystal garden within the base of the cell.

The National Stud is 25 minutes from Golden Dawn Guesthouse.

Horse Racing - Naas Racecourse  T: 045 897 391 W:

Naas Racecourse is located in the heart of the Thoroughbred County of Kildare, just 18 miles from Dublin City on route to Cork, Limerick and Waterford. We plan to keep you entertained with top class racing in our superb new facilities, which cater for all ages and requirements with themed racedays, summer BBQ evenings, live bands and lots more..

Horse Racing - Punchestown Naas, Co.Kildare, Ireland  T: 045 897 704 W:

Punchestown is home of Irish National Hunt Racing. The Punchestown Festival is the major horse racing festival of the Irish National Hunt Season and is usually held annually in April. It is seen by many as the Irish version of the Cheltenham Festival and is run in a very similar format.