Leixlip West Slí na Sláinte
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Leixlip West Slí is a 4.9km route through a predominantly residential area, which takes in both old and new Leixlip. The route starts at the main gates of Intel Ireland, one of the biggest employers in Co. Kildare.
This is the third Slí na Sláinte walking route in Leixlip. It is a 4.9km route through a redominantly residential area, which takes in both old and new Leixlip. The route starts at the main gates of Intel Ireland, one of the biggest employers in Co. Kildare. Walk towards the M4 interchange, turn right at the roundabout and continue over the bridge. At the next roundabout, veer left along the old Easton Road. Until recently this was rolling fields but now is home to the modern housing estates of Rinawade, Glen Easton and Loughnamona.
Easton Road leads onto Green Lane, which as its name suggests was a green area 30 years ago. However in the 1970s Leixlip began to expand and Green Lane became the access route to the new housing estates of Oaklawn, Cedar Park and Castletown. It is also home to St. Mary’s GAA Club, founded in 1889 and which moved to Radley Park on Green Lane in 1975. At the traffic lights, take a left along Station Road. Louisa Bridge (named after Lady Louisa Conolly of Castletown House, Celbridge) crosses the Royal Canal and the commuter rail line, a few hundred metres on. Next landmark along the route is Leixlip Amenities Centre, a community based sports centre built from local contributions in the 1980s. Beside this is the site of the old Hitchin Post pub, so called because the Bianconi Cars used to hitch their horses here en route to Maynooth.
Walk straight through the roundabout and back to Intel where you will have completed your 4.9km route