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The elegant manor house of Becketts Hotel was the birthplace of Samuel Beckett's mother and is located in Leixlip, County Kildare. A short drive from Dublin city, it offers 10 contemporary designed rooms in an idyllic setting.
Samuel Beckett, one of Ireland's most enigmatic and world-famous writers, is part of the rich and varied heritage of Cooldrinagh House and Demesne, which is now known as Becketts. Beckett's mother - May - was born here on March 1st, 1871.
Cooldrinagh House in Leixlip, County Kildare, was described by James Knowlson (Samuel Beckett's biographer) as ...a very grand house, almost a mansion, dating from 1760, with imposing pillars at the front door, a flight of stone steps and a cast iron balustrade... . Today it has been fully restored in what can only be described as a highly unusual, contemporary and atmospheric way.
Once said to be 'West Dublin's Best Kept Secret', the Becketts restaurant is still West Dublin's best but no longer a secret! The spacious, stylish and light-filled restaurant is set in three modern conservatories. This very popular and highly-regarded restaurant serves a menu that draws inspiration from international sources, with an emphasis on European and Irish cuisine, great value for money, and the best of locally sourced ingredients.
Nearby to Becketts is the Lucan Golf Course, Leixlip Castle, Carton House, and Castletown House. Most of the major road networks are within a short distance of the hotel, making it ideal for corporate and leisure guest alike.