You’ll pay nothing to visit many of Kildare’s attractions. Plenty of them are free to enter, and there’s an array of free events and experiences to enjoy too. Explore castles, museums, art galleries and more, all for free, on a day out that won’t leave you out of pocket. It’s on us!
Take a look at some of Kildare’s most visited free attractions, to find a whole array of things to do without breaking the bank. From heritage sites, to pet farms, nature reserves and fashion museums, there will sure to be something for everyone.
In light of Covid-19 restrictions, numerous events and activities in Kildare may have been postponed or cancelled and a lot businesses and venues may be temporarily closed. We recommend you to check with relevant businesses and/or venues for latest updates.
Enjoy an afternoon stroll, a day out or even a restful week’s holiday exploring Ireland’s loveliest river, with something of interest at every turn on this 200-year-old towpath.
Experience the splendour of Castletown House and parklands, a Palladian mansion in County Kildare.
Discover Celbridge and Castletown House, home to a host of interesting stories and historic buildings connect to an array of significant figures from the past.
Possibly the oldest and most extensive tract of semi-natural grassland in Europe and the site of the film ‘Braveheart’, it is a popular walking spot for locals and visitors alike.
The Grand Canal Way follows pleasant grassy towpaths and tarmac canal-side roads all the way to Shannon Harbour.
June Fest Festival brings to Newbridge the very best in Art, Theatre, Music and Family Entertainment.
Kildare’s premier gallery since 1978, exhibiting the artworks by many of Irelands established artists.
Walk the Derby ‘trip’ over 12 furlongs, following in the hoofprints of the legends of Ireland’s pre-eminent horse race, The Irish Derby.
A family friendly open farm experience, where you will see a wide variety of farm animals in a natural and relaxed setting.
Kildare Library Services have a library in all large towns of Kildare and support 8 part time libraries throughout the county.
Just a short distance outside of Rathangan Village lies one of Ireland’s best kept secrets for nature!
Standing at the entrance of Maynooth University, the 12th century ruin, was once a stronghold and the primary residence of the Earl of Kildare.
A mixed woodland with a choice of walking routes on the site of the 5th century monastery founded by St Evin and less than 1km from Monasterevin.
Have a ramble around the Historic Trails of Naas and unlock hidden treasures you may not have known about in the town of Naas Co. Kildare
A 167km walking trail following in the footsteps of 1,490 tenants forced to emigrate from Strokestown, passing through County Kildare at Kilcock, Maynooth and Leixlip.
Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre is a contemporary shopper’s paradise featuring the famous Museum of Style Icons and the unique Factory Tour.
Pollardstown Fen offers a unique walk on unique soil! Follow the boardwalk through the fen to experience this 220-hectares of alkaline peatland close up.
St Brigid’s Trail follows the footsteps of one of our best loved saints through the town of Kildare and explore this mythical route to discover the legacy of St Brigid.