Home to some of Ireland’s most beautiful rolling countryside, the relatively flat terrain and historic trails are ideal for those who enjoy making the most of the great outdoors.
Whether you like woodland walks, picturesque riverside strolls, or monastic structures each trail or looped walk offers something for leisurely walkers and those looking to go further afield.
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.
The Guinness Storehouse may be the home of the famous tipple but delve a little deeper and you will discover that its birthplace lies here in County Kildare.
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.
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.
Spanning South County Kildare, discover a host of sites linked to the great polar explorer, Ernest Shackleton.
A must for the classic car enthusiast and everyday motorist alike, the Gordon Bennett Route will take you on an historic journey across the picturesque towns and villages of Kildare.
The Grand Canal Way follows pleasant grassy towpaths and tarmac canal-side roads all the way to Shannon Harbour.
Walk the Derby ‘trip’ over 12 furlongs, following in the hoofprints of the legends of Ireland’s pre-eminent horse race, The Irish Derby.
Explore the ancient monasteries of County Kildare around atmospheric ruins, some of Ireland’s best preserved round towers, high crosses and fascinating tales of history and folklore.
Take a tour of one of the oldest towns in Ireland which includes St. Brigid’s Monastic Site, a Norman Castle, three medieval Abbeys, Ireland’s first Turf Club and more.
My Bike or Hike provides guided tours that are off the beaten path, delivered in a sustainable way, with a true local expert.
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.
The longest Greenway in Ireland stretching to 130km through Ireland’s Ancient East and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. One trail, endless discoveries.
Located on the site where St Brigid the patron of Kildare founded a monastery in 480AD. Visitors can view the 750 year old cathedral and climb the Round Tower the highest in Ireland with public access.
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.