Co. Kildare undoubtedly is the centrepiece of Ireland’s Ancient East. Every town and village is packed full of heritage sites, from important early Christianity monuments to interactive visitor experiences that teach history in a fun and informative way
There’s plenty to learn from Strongbow to St. Brigid to Ernest Shackleton and even Arthur Guinness are just a few of Co. Kildare’s long list of past famous residents who combine to give Co. Kildare an eclectic mix of history and heritage. Delve deeper into the past of County Kildare and expand your knowledge in the many walks, trails and attractions dedicated to our past occupants.
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 Ardclough Village Centre houses ‘From Malt to Vault’ – an exhibition which tells the story of Arthur Guinness.
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.
Take a relaxing cruise through the Kildare countryside on a traditional canal barge and discover the stories of the waterways.
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.
Kildare’s Blueway Art Studio is a hub for art workshops and art projects that harness the energy of creativity, traditional skills, and Ireland’s compelling stories for the benefit and enjoyment […]
One of the top natural tourist attractions in Co. Kildare celebrating the wonder and the beauty of Irish peatlands and their wildlife.
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.
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.
Get Ready. Get Steady. And… Go! Follow the picture clues around Athy.
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.
Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is the national authority for thoroughbred racing in Ireland, with responsibility for the governance, development and promotion of the industry.
Experience the true essence of Irish country living and wonder at the magic of fantastic sheepdogs in action.
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.
Kildare Town Heritage Centre tells the story of one of Ireland’s oldest towns through an exciting multimedia exhibition.
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.
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Virtual Reality experience transports you back in time on an emotional and magical journey in one of Ireland’s oldest towns.
12th century Norman castle containing many interesting and unusual historic items.
A unique mix of heritage, woodland walks, biodiversity, peatlands, beautiful gardens, train trips, pet farm, fairy village and more.
Standing at the entrance of Maynooth University, the 12th century ruin, was once a stronghold and the primary residence of the Earl of Kildare.