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Ten Great Things to do Around Kildare Town & Newbridge


Japanese Gardens and National Stud Farm

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The Irish National Stud & Gardens are renowned across the country and abroad, and for good reason. With beautiful flowers and trees, a horse farm and museum, and tours to show you how the stud runs, the Gardens and Stud are the ideal day out. And after all your exploring you can sit down and enjoy yourself at the on site restaurant, serving excellent good and reasonable prices. While you’re there be sure to try out the thrill of the race in the Irish Racehorse Experience.


The Curragh

The Curragh is Ireland’s most famous racecourse and breeding ground for horses. Named after the Irish word “Cuirreach”, meaning “place of the running horse”, the open plane is a whopping almost 5,000 kilometres. All five Irish Classics are run at the Curragh, and the Curragh is known for having some of the highest purses for races in Ireland. An excellent day out, well provided for by the lovely staff there.


Kildare Village

The only outlets of their kind in Ireland, Kildare Village is the Irish shopper’s mecca. Beautifully laid out and decorated, and wonderfully managed, the always busy shopping village is never unbearably hectic. 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.


Saint Brigid’s Cathedral and Round Tower

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Located in the centre of Kildare town, and run by incredibly knowledgeable staff, Saint Brigid’s Cathedral and accompanying Round Tour is a must see in Kildare. The top of the Round Tour is home to some of the best views of the midlands and beyond. The Cathedral has helpful and informative


Walk along the Grand Canal


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The Grand Canal stretches from Dublin to the Shannon, and runs right through Kildare and Newbridge towns. A scenic stroll along the canal is just the ticket for an evening run, or a weekend walk, whatever your ability or desire.


Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre


The Visitor Centre at Newbridge Silverware showcases much more than just the beautiful cutlery, jewellery and decorations, as it also plays host to the Museum of Style Icons, displaying the dazzling dresses of some of Hollywood’s most famous, and infamous. Domo’s Emporium is the perfect place for a spot of afternoon tea following your mosey around the museum.


Solas Bhride Centre

Brallistown Little

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.


Riverbank Arts Centre


From comedy shows to music to family friendly plays, the Riverbank Arts Centre have it all. They are jammed back with amazing live events and movie showings, you’re bound to find something that’s right up your alley.


Pollardstown Fen Nature Walk


A beautiful nature walk with gorgeous flora and fauna of all sorts. Perfect for couples, solo walkers and families, suitable for any and everyone.


The Keadeen Hotel Newbridge



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The Keadeen Hotel in Newbridge is one of the best in the area, with beautifully decorated rooms, friendly staff, a great leisure centre and a top-class restaurant. The gardens on site are gorgeous, and the hotel has proven to be very popular for weddings, no doubt in part to the picturesque setting.