Kildare Town Heritage Centre

Kildare Town Heritage Centre is an Official Failte Ireland Tourist Office as well as housing a multimedia exhibition that tells the story of Kildare Town.

Kildare Town Heritage Centre is located in the restored 18th century market house and is home to a multi-media exhibition centre telling the story of Kildare past and present. The attraction Legends of Kildare is a Magical Virtual Reality Experience. It takes the visitor on a journey through time through the stories of the Fianna, Brigid the Goddess, Saint Brigid and the arrival of the Normans in one of Ireland’s oldest towns. It is available in English, Irish, French, German and Chinese.

Kildare Town Heritage Centre is the ideal starting point for a tour of Kildare Town. An integral part of the story of Kildare is to visit the historical sites after visiting the centres.

The Centre also houses a gift shop which has many souvenirs from Kildare and products Made in Ireland by artisan producers. Along with gifts, the Heritage Centre Gift Shop has books for sale including Irish Legends and Kildare-focused books, written by local authors.

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Market Square, Kildare, County Kildare, Ireland.

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Opening Hours

Monday: 10am to 5pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)
Tuesday to Friday: 9.30am to 5pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)
Saturday: 10am to 2.30pm
Closed Sundays