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.
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.
Located on the site where St Brigid the patron of Kildare founded a monastery in 480AD. Visitors can view the 750 year old cathedral and climb the Round Tower the highest in Ireland with public access.
St Brigid’s Trail follows the footsteps of one of our best loved saints through the town of Kildare and explore this mythical route to discover the legacy of St Brigid.
A unique cultural experience that celebrates the sport of hurling with lots of fun and some fantastic photo and video opportunities.