Home to some of Ireland’s most beautiful rolling countryside, County Kildare is a wonderful destination for those who enjoy making the most of the great outdoors.
Whether you like woodland walks or picturesque riverside strolls, there’s a massive amount of choice in Co. Kildare. Plus, the open plains and a relative lack of hills, means that County Kildare is the perfect destination for walkers and hikers of all ages and abilities.
Make the most of the great outdoors. Follow the historic canal towpaths on a pictorial trail through County Kildare. With a selection of routes to choose from, there is something for all levels of walker and cyclist.
The Two Mile House Biodiversity and Heritage Trail is a leisurely 10km route which starts in the village of Two Mile House.
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.
One of the top natural tourist attractions in Co. Kildare celebrating the wonder and the beauty of Irish peatlands and their wildlife.
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.
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.
Coolcarrigan is a hidden oasis with a fantastic 15 acre garden full of rare and unusual trees and flowers.
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.
Donadea offers a range of walks for all levels of experience, from a short 30-minute stroll around the lake to a 6km trail which takes you all around the park!
Spanning South County Kildare, discover a host of sites linked to the great polar explorer, Ernest Shackleton.
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.
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.
Just a short distance outside of Rathangan Village lies one of Ireland’s best kept secrets for nature!
12th century Norman castle containing many interesting and unusual historic items.
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.
Adjoining Kilkea Castle, Mullaghreelan Wood is a picturesque old woodland estate that offers the visitor a very unique forest experience.
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.
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.
The longest Greenway in Ireland stretching to 130km through Ireland’s Ancient East and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. One trail, endless discoveries.
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.