The ruins of Rathcoffey Castle lies northwest of the village of Straffan. This was once the residence of the Wogan family, of whom the most famous was Sir Charles Wogan (born about 1698). He was a prominent Jacobite who was imprisoned in London for his part in the Scottish 'Fifteen' Rising; in 1716 he escaped to France and served in Dillon's regiment of the Irish Brigade.
Straffan Steam Museum is worth a visit.
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