Top Ten Things to do Around Naas

Looking for some inspiration for a weekend adventure around Kildare? Read on for our top ten things to do around Naas!

1. Coolcarrigan House and Gardens

A 15 acre garden full of rare and unusual flowers and shrubs, Coolcarrigan House and Gardens is a beautiful spot for a family day out, a romantic stroll or a simple wander. An arboretum has been added in recent years, and guided tours are available year round. Coolcarrigan House has proven a popular location for wedding photographs too.


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2. Palmerstown House

Palmerstown House is home to a beautiful building and gorgeous gardens, with a perfectly picturesque golf course, and a restaurant serving delicious food, including the ever popular Afternoon Tea. If you’re looking for something a little bit different to try out, Palmerstown House also hosts an Off Road Driving Centre.


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3. Punchestown

Renowned country-wide and internationally as one of Ireland’s great racecourses, look no further than Punchestown for great day out of horse racing or hunt racing. This year’s Punchestown festival runs from April 24th-28th and is sure to be a great week of sport, fun, food and entertainment.


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4. The Moat Theatre

An intimate theatre in the heart of the town, The Moat Theatre hosts quality music, comedy and theatre acts from all around the country and beyond. The size of the 200 seat theatre lends to a great atmosphere, and the staff are very helpful. A small bar and café are also on site, serving great homemade food.


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5. Fun Factory

The fun factory in Naas is the ideal spot for any kids’ day out. From tea cups to ball pits, they have it all. With a well stocked café to keep the adults entertained, it’s a great excursion for all. Also a lovely place for a kids’ party, with staff going the extra mile to make sure that all kids are catered for.


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6. Stunning Hotels

As far as nice accommodation goes, you are spoiled for choice in Naas. The Killashee Hotel is beautifully decorated and features a spa and leisure centre, and an Afternoon Tea offering to die for. The Osprey Hotel’s spa is always a highlight, with a wide variety of treatments available.


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7. Kilcullen Farm and Nature Trail

A beautiful setting for a leisurely stroll or a lively hike, Kilcullen Farm and Nature Trail is perfect for all sorts. With a pet farm for children (or adults!), an idyllic and reasonably priced café, and even spots by the river just to sit and read a while, there is always something to keep you entertained at Kilcullen.


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8. Naas Farmers Market

Every Saturday from 10am-3pm the courtyard beside The Storehouse Restaurant transforms into a farmer’s market full of tasty organic meat, fruit and vegetables and baked goods.


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9. Naas Race Course

Perhaps not as well known as its neighbouring race course Punchestown, but certainly just as much craic, a trip to Naas Race Course does not disappoint. With incredibly attentive staff and a great range of food and drink available, it’s an outing you’re sure not to forget in a hurry.


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10. Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park

Located about 15 minutes outside of Naas, near Rathangan, Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park is a brilliant outing for all the family. On Lullymore bog with peat bog heritage displays and a bog train, and excellent seasonal events at Christmas, Easter and Halloween, Lullymore has it all.