Our premier gardens never fail to soothe even the most tired of souls, while their historic walls could tell you some fascinating stories of the legends who once lived there such as Arthur Guinness, Eric Clapton and William “Speaker” Connolly.
Visit County Kildare’s historic houses and gardens and uncover living history as you visit splendid interiors and lush gardens against dramatic backdrops. From botanical gardens like Coolcarrigan to magnificent Palladian mansions such as Castletown House, seventeenth century demesnes turned hotels like Carton House or a Georgian farmstead in the vein of Burtown, find a place to enjoy the view or grab lunch in an on-site café at the wonderful houses and gardens in Kildare.
Get ready for an unforgettable experience as the 45th Kildare Derby Festival descends upon Kildare Town from June 26th to July 2nd, 2023. This week-long celebration is set to be the best one yet, featuring an array of exciting events for all ages.
Burtown House in Co. Kildare is an early Georgian House near Athy, with a charming 10 acre garden open to the public.
Experience the splendour of Castletown House and parklands, a Palladian mansion in County Kildare.
Coolcarrigan is a hidden oasis with a fantastic 15 acre garden full of rare and unusual trees and flowers.
Explore the world-famous Japanese Gardens at the Irish National Stud.
Kildare Town Heritage Centre tells the story of one of Ireland’s oldest towns through an exciting multimedia exhibition.
12th century Norman castle containing many interesting and unusual historic items.
Museum housing the only permanent exhibition in the world devoted to Ernest Shackleton, the great polar explorer.