South Kildare Heritage & Shackleton Trail

“Take a Walk Through our History and Heritage….”

Trail Highlights

Burtown House & Gardens
at their heart is a 300 year old Quaker house, never to have been sold and still lived in by the family that built it. surrounded by the legacy of previous generations, and much created by isabel shackleton, cousin of explorer earnest who planted the great sweep of golden aconites beneath the trees in early spring.

Crookstown Craft & Gift Shop
Here Tours may view the arts , crafts and attraction on site, gift shop etc.

Ballitore Library & Quaker Museum
Journey to Quaker village of Ballytore and the Mary Leadbetter Museum

Moon High Cross
in Moone stands the second tallest high cross in ireland, the shape of which is quite unique, and consists of three parts.

Belan House
you will be passing the old Mill of Belan, its deer park, 3 different follies on the landscape when you will arrive at the old hexagonal gate lodge of Belan.

Athy Heritage Centre & Museum
The Heritage centre Museum in athy holds the worlds exclusive, and only permanent Shakelton exhibition.

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