Supported by Kildare County Council, Into Kildare is the official tourist board for County Kildare. Working with over 100 tourism and hospitality businesses across all sectors of the industry, Into Kildare promotes the county to domestic and international markets to make Kildare a destination worth visiting.
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.”
The Strategic Plan for Tourism in Kildare 2022-2027, was launched by Minister Catherine Martin TD on 17 November 2021. The strategy seeks to maximise the tourism potential of County Kildare to achieve the vision by building on strengths and opportunities using a framework guided by six goals and six strategic priorities.
Vision for Kildare Tourism “Kildare, a rural escape close to the city, is recognised worldwide for exceptional thoroughbred experiences, a place to engage with rich culture, picturesque landscapes, and a warm welcome. A sustainable ethos based around low impact regenerative tourism is at the heart of what we do. Our county is a place apart, with a blend of fascinating history and modern vibrancy; a place to reconnect and indulge with friends and family; where reviving and recharging is a racing certainty.”
Framework for Kildare Tourism There are six strategic priorities with clear objectives for Kildare tourism to enable compelling and high-quality visitor experiences, with an increasingly resilient, competitive and innovate industry that provides local economic benefit to the communities of Kildare. One that is based on principles of sustainable and regenerative tourism, leaving places better than they were before.
David Mongey (Mongey Communications)
Brian Fallon, Hon Treasurer (Fallon’s of Kilcullen) Brian Flanagan, Ass Hon Treasurer (Silken Thomas) Marian Higgins (Kildare County Council) Anne O’Keeffe, Hon Secretary Paula O’Brien (Kildare County Council) Cllr. Suzanne Doyle (Kildare County Council) Michael Davern (Hotelier) Kevin Kenny (Shackleton Museum) Evan Arkwright (Curragh Racecourse) Ted Robinson (Barberstown Castle)