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Best Places in Kildare for an Epic Lads Getaway

It’s hard to beat a good bro-mance and let’s not forget, it is just as important for lads to spend time with their male friends so that they can relax, unwind and bond. There are plenty of great experiences in Kildare that are perfect for an adventure filled and sophisticated lad’s weekend. Take a look at some of these great trip ideas to get you inspired for planning your next getaway. Here Into Kildare gives us their top 8 locations.


Brewery Tour in Lock 13

Landenstown, Sallins


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Want to see behind the scenes of Kildare’s 1st Ever Brewpub?? Or discover how handmade bespoke beers are made & most importantly taste them? A Brewery Tour in Lock 13 allows you do both!  From Red Ale Game Jus, Weissbeer Mayo & Freshly Baked Baby Boom Milk Stout Brown Bread, there is plenty to taste and while you are there you and the lads can pick up some of their merchandise from baseball caps to T-shirts to take back home! Visit:


Barge Trip

Digby Bridge


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All aboard, while you charter a private cruise for you and your mates! Starting at Sallins you can take a charter from 1-2.5 hours through beautiful Kildare countryside. All the barges are skippered and their lovingly restored traditional canal barge is licensed to carry 12 passengers and comes complete with a spacious comfortable interior with a wood burning stove, on board bar service and outdoor seating areas. Visit:


Clay Pigeon Shooting at K Club



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Get the boys to test their aim and fire techniques with some clay pigeon shooting in the stunning surrounds of the K Club. Here, expert trappers have designed a layout that includes Driven Bird, Down the Line, Springing Teal and combinations that are sure to create a competitive and enjoyable atmosphere for all levels of experience. Visit:


Fishing at Cliff at Lyons

If it’s something more ‘low key’ you and the boys are after, fishing at the beautiful Cliff at Lyons hotel is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The hotel can provide rods for coarse fishing on the neighbouring Grand Canal where trout, pike, perch and bream have all been caught here. Or be guided by Robert, renowned fishery consultant and head ghillie, who will guide both novice and experienced anglers alike. Visit:


Golf at Carton


Home to 2 championship courses, Carton House Golf offers exquisite views, impeccably maintained fairways, a convenient location and an exceptional golfing experience. Choose from the classic parkland O’Meara which meanders through ancient woodlands and the banks of the river Rye or play on the soil many a legend has with the challenge of the inland links Montgomerie. Carton House are currently running a ‘Back to Golf’ & ‘Twilight Golf’ packages, so what are you waiting for?  Visit:


Adventure at Redhills


Adrenaline junkies who want to test your skills and energy levels to the limit, then check out Redhills Adventure Centre. Redhills’ have a target Airsoft range, target axe range, archery and paint balling, and welcome groups and smaller parties. Visit:


Car Racing at Mondello

Mondello Park


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Imagine you and your mates cruising at high speed in an F1 Sports Car? Dream no longer, at Mondello Race Track you and the boys can experience the adrenaline that comes with motor car racing at it’s very best. From the Dare Experience; to BMW and Supercar Experiences, the need for speed will be taken to a whole new level: Visit:


Lunch at the Court Yard Hotel


If all of that activity has worked up an appetite, the boys will enjoy a leisurely lunch at the original site where Arthur Guinness created his brewing empire in ‘Arthur’s Bar’ at the Court Yard Hotel, Leixlip. Whilst enjoying lunch you and the boys can catch up on all the latest sporting fixtures on their giant outdoor screen! Visit: