Here is our top selections of activities for National Heritage week in Kildare! National Heritage week falls on the 13th to the 21st of August.

For even more Heritage activities and trip ideas during this time in Kildare please select the following link:

Guided Walking Tour of Kildare Town 

Kildare Town

Learn about one of Ireland’s oldest towns. On this guided tour uses will hear about the story of Brigid the patroness and experience Irelands tallest accessible round tower at Brigid’s Cathedral. The tour will also discuss about the ancient medieval town which was a safe haven for the Normans.

The guided tours are taking place on the 13, 15, 17, 19, 20 August, at 11:30am – 12:30pm
Booking is advised, for more information please select here:

Hearing the Voice of the Hill - Story of the Hill of Allen and its Tower

Hill of Allen, Allen Cross, Allen Co. Kildare


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Telling of the story of the hill over three time periods. We will have three voices capture the different phases of the story
Learn from Local Historians, and enthusiasts, this promises to be a pleasant informative experience suitable for all age groups and one that we can build on for the future.
This is an event not to be missed!

Taking place on:
14 August, 11:45am – 2pm
14 August, 2pm – 4pm
14 August, 4pm – 6pm
To book please follow this link:

Heritage Week at Castletown House

Castletown House, Celbridge

Re-Use, Re-Purpose and Re-Cycle, a look at 18th Century sustainability. Being sustainable was the order of the day repurposing items a part of everyday life. For Heritage Week we are upcycling a Georgian dress into the Regency style.

On Saturday August 13th and Sunday 14th at 3pm:
Castletown House will host a tour of the premises and Kids will be given costumes to replicate clothing in past era’s. Tickets cost: Adults €10, Senior €8, Children under 12 Free admission.

On Saturday 20th August at 3pm:
A free event where visitors can be guided around the grounds and look at the architecture of Castletown House and how its materials were repurposed.

For more information please select here:

Forest Family Experience

Larchill Arcadian Gardens, Kilcock

Join Forest School Ireland for Forest Family fun in the beautiful woodlands nestled in Larchill Arcadian Gardens near Kilcock. Family friendly activities include den building, fire making, cooking on the campfire, woodland crafts and lots of games! Enjoy some dynamic fun in the woods!

Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied with an adult.

Taking place on the 20th Aug, 2022, from 11am – 2pm.

For more information please visit their website here: 

Creative Explorers Basecamp

Athy Community Arts Centre

Experience the Blueway Art Studio in the heart of Shackleton country and draw inspiration from the local creative heroes, Mary, Kathleen and legendary Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton.
Learn about creating your own materials through eco workshops on handmade books and prints.

The event will take place over 3 days on 16, 17 & 18 August from 10:30am – 1:30pm.
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