multi-national companies have discovered the
county in recent years. Several have located
their European operations here. These include
Intel, Hewlett - Packard, AHP Manufacturing
and Oral B. Una Halligan, Public Affairs
Manager with Hewlett Packard reported their
reasons for establishing an operation in Kildare
as, "availability of zoned industrial land,
ease of access to transport and distribution
points, assistance from the Irish government
and the high quality of human resources available
for the operation."
Industries in Kildare
Sectoral Breakdown of Industries in Kildare
both an excellent base for operations and an attractive
residential area. It has many towns and villages distributed
throughout the county, with a good transport network providing
ease of access between towns and to Dublin. Recent improvements
in infrastructure have seen the average travel time to
Dublin reduced to under an hour from anywhere in the county.
A new frequent/rapid rail passenger service direct to
Dublin city centre has been opened to service commuters
from the north of the county.
dispersed settlement pattern has led to a good distribution
of services through out the county. This allows people
settling in the county a choice of living in rural areas,
villages or towns with ease of access to the services
provided in all. Kildare has a range of excellent services
including schools, health and community organisations,
libraries, local authority services and competitively
priced housing. Natural attractions include the Liffey/Barrow
valleys, parks, country houses, fishing and other
water based activities.