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. And there’s plenty to learn – Strongbow, St. Brigid, Ernest Shackleton and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre is a contemporary shopper’s paradise featuring the famous Museum of Style Icons and the unique Factory Tour.
The longest Greenway in Ireland stretching to 130km through Ireland’s Ancient East and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. One trail, endless discoveries.
Museum housing the only permanent exhibition in the world devoted to Ernest Shackleton, the great polar explorer.
Solas Bhride (Brigid’s light/flame) is a Christian Spirituality Centre with a focus on the legacy of St. Brigid.
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