What We Do

Into Kildare is a not-for-profit membership association, supported by Kildare County Council and is the voice of tourism representing the interests of the industry at national and international level.

Tourism is an important contributor to job creation and makes a positive impact to the economic and social wellbeing of the County. Into Kildare contributes to and influences the long-term strategic development of County Kildare and engages with stakeholders in order to drive tourism growth.

As the official tourist board, Into Kildare has a remit to

“build an exciting, sustainable tourism industry in County Kildare where stakeholders work together to design and deliver quality experiences for domestic and international visitors, create jobs, boost local economies and protect the natural environment.”

To achieve this, there are six core pillars:

  1. Support the development of world class visitor experiences
  2. Increase overseas visitor numbers and revenue through marketing and promotion by maximising the benefits as part of Ireland’s Ancient East and the proximity to Dublin
  3. Support the tourism and hospitality industry through job creation, training and events
  4. Collaborate with new and existing businesses to deliver quality experiences
  5. Improve the range and quality of research available to guide decision making and strategy
  6. Working closely with key stakeholders of tourism in the county

Our Board of Directors

Chairperson

David Mongey, Mongey Communications

Directors

Brian Fallon, Hon Treasurer (Fallon’s of Kilcullen)
Brian Flanagan, Ass Hon Treasurer (Silken Thomas)
Anne O’Keeffe, Hon Secretary
Sonya Kavanagh (Kildare County Council)
Liam Dunne (Kildare County Council)
Cllr. Suzanne Doyle (Kildare County Council)
Michael Davern (Hotelier)
Kevin Kenny (Shackleton Museum)
Tom McCutcheon (Kildare Town Heritage Centre)
Evan Arkwright (Curragh Racecourse)