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.
At Redhills Adventure, you’ll find a variety of thrilling and safe activities that are sure to delight both individuals and groups. Their land-based soft adventure activities cater to all fitness levels and interests, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Get ready for an unforgettable experience as the 45th Kildare Derby Festival descends upon Kildare Town from June 26th to July 2nd, 2023. This week-long celebration is set to be the best one yet, featuring an array of exciting events for all ages.
One of the top natural tourist attractions in Co. Kildare celebrating the wonder and the beauty of Irish peatlands and their wildlife.
Spacious bed and breakfast on a 180-acre working farm with superb views of the local countryside.
An extensive menu filled with Thai dishes and European classics and live trad music several nights a week.
Firecastle is an artisan grocers, a delicatessen, a bakery and a café 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.
Explore the world-famous Japanese Gardens at the Irish National Stud.
Motorway service station located off the M7 at Monasterevin, the perfect stop on your journey.
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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.
Try out the new guided “Acorn Trail” at Kildare town. Each participant is entered into a draw each month with the chance to win a Virtual Reality experience for them […]
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 unique mix of heritage, woodland walks, biodiversity, peatlands, beautiful gardens, train trips, pet farm, fairy village and more.