Discover the ancient cathedral town of Kildare in scenic County Kildare. Meet beautiful thoroughbred horses at the family-friendly Irish National Stud or stroll through the peaceful Japanese Gardens. Climb the 1,000-year-old round tower for a marvellous view or visit St Brigid’s Cathedral. At night, head into the lively town centre and check out chic cocktail menus at the buzzing bars, before dancing the night away.
The town of Kildare dates back to the 5th century and takes its name from the Gaelic, Cill Dara which means Church of the Oak, the monastery founded by St Brigid on the site under an oak tree. The town is rich in heritage and history and the original 19th century Market House offers a glimpse into the past through an immersive virtual reality experience, a great starting point for your visit. St Brigid’s Cathedral and Round Tower are nearby – the tower stands almost 33 metres high and is the highest climbable round tower in Ireland, you’ll be sure to get a great view of the town and Curragh Plains. St Brigid’s Well is a short walk away and a visit to Solas Bhride Hermitages will tell her story.
The first international motor race to be held in Britain or Ireland, the Gordon Bennett Cup, passed through Kildare. In more modern times the town is a destination for shopaholics visiting Kildare Village and for a great day out at the world famous Irish National Stud and Gardens.
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.
One of the top natural tourist attractions in Co. Kildare celebrating the wonder and the beauty of Irish peatlands and their wildlife.
Just an hour from Dublin, Castleview Farm B&B is a real taste of life on an Irish dairy farm in the heart of County Kildare.
Spacious bed and breakfast on a 180-acre working farm with superb views of the local countryside.
Firecastle is an artisan grocers, a delicatessen, a bakery and a café with cookery school and 10 en suite guest bedrooms.
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.
Award-winning gastropub serving Irish cuisine, artisan beers and steak cooked on a hot stone.
Working stud farm that is home to the renowned Japanese Gardens, St Fiachra’s Garden and Living Legends.
Motorway service station located off the M7 at Monasterevin, the perfect stop on your journey.
Walk the Derby ‘trip’ over 12 furlongs, following in the hoofprints of the legends of Ireland’s pre-eminent horse race, The Irish Derby.
A family friendly open farm experience, where you will see a wide variety of farm animals in a natural and relaxed setting.
The welcoming ambiance of a Country House Hotel with the advantage of being perfectly located in the heart of Kildare town.
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.
Enjoy luxury open-air shopping at Kildare Village, complete with 100 boutiques offering remarkable savings.
Just a short distance outside of Rathangan Village lies one of Ireland’s best kept secrets for nature!
Virtual Reality experience transports you back in time on an emotional and magical journey in one of Ireland’s oldest towns.
Lily & Wild is your perfect partner for exciting local and seasonal menus with unrivaled professional catering service.
A mixed woodland with a choice of walking routes on the site of the 5th century monastery founded by St Evin and less than 1km from Monasterevin.
This unique venue offers the complete package for combat game enthusiasts with exciting adrenalin fueled activities.
The ultimate destination venue. You can literally EAT, DRINK, DANCE, SLEEP on-site which has become the motto for this iconic pub.
Solas Bhride (Brigid’s light/flame) is a Christian Spirituality Centre with a focus on the legacy of St. Brigid.
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.
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