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Experience the Best of Kildare

Kildare – The Thoroughbred County

Few sights encapsulate the essence of County Kildare more than that of horses pounding across the springy open plains of the Curragh, crisp clouds of breath puffing out into the early morning air…

Kildare Trails

County Kildare is at the heart of the story of the dawn of Christianity in Ireland, and some of Ireland’s most famous saints like Brigid, Colmcille and Patrick have strong links with the county…

Ballynafagh Church Waldemar Grzanka
Ballynafagh Church Waldemar Grzanka

Walk in the Footsteps of Icons

Join Arthur’s Way Heritage Trail – a breathtakingly scenic 16km ramble or bike ride through the northeast of Kildare as you follow in the footsteps of the stout maker himself and take in some important historical landmarks along the way.

Follow the Shackleton Trail and journey to Burtown House & Gardens, Crookstown Craft & Gift Shop, Ballitore library & Quaker Museum, Moon High Cross, Belan House. End your journey at Athy Heritage Centre & Museum where you will view the worlds exclusive, and only permanent Shakelton exhibition…

Visit Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre – home to the Museum of Style Icons one of the most unique collections of fashion and cinema memorabilia in the world

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Museum of Style Icons

Great Houses and Gardens

Carton House was a favourite of Queen Victoria and counts Princess Grace, Prince Rainier and Peter Sellers as its one-time inhabitants. Carton Estate has Special Area of Conservation Status and is home to a herd of red deer, badgers, otters, foxes, birds, bats and many rare species all of which add to the hotel’s fine reputation as being one of the most unique luxury hotels in Dublin, Ireland.

Castletown House is Ireland’s largest and earliest Palladian style house. Built between 1722 and 1729 for William Conolly Speaker of the Irish House of Commons and the wealthiest commoner in Ireland.

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Castletown House

The Great Outdoors

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..

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Barrow Way

Kildare For the Family

Let’s face it, when you have kids and start thinking about holidays it can all seem a little daunting. You want something easy, accessible by road (so you can bring the mountain of child-related bits and bobs) but with lots to keep those bundles of energy entertained. Kildare ticks all these boxes, promising a memorable, stress-free break for all the family…

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Clonfert Pet Farm

Shopping in Kildare

For the ultimate shopping experience, forget packing your passport and attempting to wedge tiny lotion bottles into the airport-approved baggies before boarding a flight to London or Paris – Kildare is the new shopping destination on the map with everything you could want and more…

Kildare Village
Kildare Village

Kildare’s Rich Golf Heritage

The Emerald Isle has long been a stronghold of world class golf courses and with Kildare’s picturesque, undulating landscape lending itself perfectly to the sport it’s no wonder the county now boasts more than twenty courses, earning it the title of ‘Ireland’s golfing capital’…

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Kilkea Castle Golf