Ten Great Things to do Around Kildare Town - IntoKildare

Irish National Stud & Gardens


The Irish National Stud & Gardens make for an amazing day out the whole family can enjoy in Co. Kildare. Wander through the beautiful Japanese Gardens and admire the colours of the trees and flowers before your trot across and meet some of the Living Legends team. Pop into the Irish Racehorse Museum and put your thoroughbred skills to the test before ending your day with some delicious food in the Japanese Gardens Café.


Kildare Village


If you’re looking to do a spot of shopping on your trip to Kildare, Kildare Village is the place for you. The only outlets of their kind in Ireland, they are always beautifully decorated and laid out which makes for a lovely stroll around while shopping. Packed with designer brands at considerably more affordable prices than the high street, and several excellent restaurants, Kildare Village is an excellent place for a shopping day out.


St. Brigid's Cathedral & Round Tower

Market Square


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Located in the centre of Kildare town, St. Brigid’s Cathedral and Round Tower is an absolute must see in Kildare. Be sure to keep an eye out for open days to get a look inside the Cathedral!


Solas Bhride Centre and Hermitages



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Solas Bhride centre is a spiritual centre popular for pilgrimages and tours alike. Run by nuns, they offer tours and invite people to participate in meditation and reflection. A different sort of excursion away from the hustle and bustle of tourists and a great way to learn more about the Patron Saint of Kildare. St. Brigid.


Kildare Town Heritage Centre

Market Square

In the centre of Kildare Town Market Square, you will find Kildare Town Heritage Centre and their lovely staff. Have you ever wanted to run with the legends of Kildare such as the Fianna or St. Brigid? Try out the Legends of Kildare VR Experience and immerse yourself in their stories.


Cunninghams of Kildare

Kildare town

This restaurant in Kildare town has extensive menu filled with Thai dishes and European classics. With live trad music several nights a week be sure to pack your dancing shoes!


St. Brigid's Trail


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St Brigid’s Trail follows the footsteps of one of our best loved saints through the town of Kildare where walkers can explore this mythical route to discover the legacy of St Brigid. The trail begins at the Kildare Town Heritage Centre and passes through many important sites related to St. Brigid such as the Cathedral and Round Tower and Solas Bhride.



Need to refuel after a day of shopping or walking on of the heritage trails in Kildare Town? Visit Firecastle located in the Market Square right next to St. Brigid’s Cathedral and Round Tower! Serving great coffee, the most amazing cakes and some fab lunch options it is a must visit in Kildare.


Redhills Adventure


If you’re more on the adventurous side, Redhills Adventure is less than 10 minutes from the centre of Kildare and makes for a great day out for all the family. Go head to head in their assault courses for some fun family friendly competition!


Silken Thomas


Silken Thomas is a great option for your getaway to Kildare with 10 guest bedrooms in the heart of Kildare Town. Not only are they a fantastic accommodation option but they also serve amazing food. So much so, they won best roast dinner in Ireland in 2021! Need we say more?

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