As a satellite of the capital, Leixlip has grown from a tiny village of 1,000 thirty years ago, to being the largest town in County Kildare with a population of 15,000 and 4,000 households Circa. Leixlip is one of the fastest growing towns in Ireland.
It is the home of Guinness, Intel, Hewlett Packard, salmon fishing, only 17 kms from Dublin on the main route to the west of Ireland.
The colours of the crest are blue and yellow are suggested by the Viking origins of the town, these being the colours used in the Scandinavian flags. The 2 wavy lines symbolise the rivers Liffey and Rye. In the centre is a Viking longship and the 2 leaping salmon recall the origins of the town's name. The black harp is the symbol of Arthur Guinness & Sons whose brewery was founded in Leixlip. The crown symbolises the Kingdom of Meath from which Leinster was divided in pre-Christian times by the river Rye (Abhann na Rí). The crimson rose is from the Whyte coat of arms; Sir Nicholas Whyte, Master of the Rolls, being a resident of Leixlip Castle in the 16th century. The motto "Léim ar Aghaidh" looks forward to the future development and growth of Leixlip.
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