A visit to the Thoroughbred County wouldn’t be complete without experiencing race day at one of our world-famous racecourses or seeing the horses up close at the Irish National Stud.
They say that where legends linger, history follows. Legend has it that Fionn mac Cumhaill and his warriors ran their horses on the ancient plains of the Curragh. History tells us that the chariots of 3rd century kings and chieftains raced here. This historic landscape of Ireland’s Ancient East still remains the beating heart of Ireland’s equestrian capital.
Spend some time at the races – with numerous racecourses dotted throughout County Kildare, the thrill of a race day is one to experience. Why not explore the countryside on horseback, trekking along country trails, in old estates and ancient woodlands. And of course, no trip to Kildare is complete without a visit to the Irish National Stud where you will unearth tales of great stallions of the past.
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.