Heritage

Co. Kildare's Built & Natural Heritage
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Award Winning Production SHACKLETON at Riverbank

Born close to the village of Kilkea, in south Kildare in 1874, Ernest Shackleton is renowned for his immense contribution to exploration and geographical discovery. This visually spectacular retelling of one of the greatest survival tales ever is told by the acclaimed Blue Raincoat ensemble.
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Heritage Week 2019 Launched

Calling all Adventurers

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Kildare Author launches Book

Subject: The Curragh internment camps and Independence Fighters Imprisoned Without Trial

Heritage Highlights

National Heritage Week 17-25 August 2019

National Heritage Week 17-25 August 2019

Heritage Week helps to raise awareness of Built, Natural, and Cultural Heritage.
Get out and enjoy the many events taking place during Heritage Week in County Kildare.

Kildare Town Heritage Centre

Kildare Town Heritage Centre

The Kildare Town Heritage Centre is the ideal point of departure from which to explore the ancient treasures of the town. It is housed in the restored and refurbished nineteenth century Market House.
St Brigid’s Cathedral, Kildare Town

St Brigid’s Cathedral, Kildare Town

St Brigid’s Cathedral, located in the heart of Kildare town, occupies one of the most significant ecclesiastical sites in Ireland and is the site most associated with Ireland's most famous female saint, Brigid.

Heritage Featured

The Co.Kildare Monastic Trail

The Co.Kildare Monastic Trail

County Kildare is at the heart of the story of the dawn of Christianity in Ireland and a free audio guide, and a beautifully illustrated audio-visual guide, are available to help you explore this rich monastic heritage and bring to life these fascinating sites.
Kildare Town Heritage Trail

Kildare Town Heritage Trail

Kildare has been at the heart of Irish history for millenia. This free to download audioguide and audio-visual guide, will lead you around the wonderful Heritage Town of Kildare.

Tracing Your Kildare Ancestors

Tracing Your Kildare Ancestors

For anyone with Irish ancestors, tracing a family tree is never an easy or straight forward task. There are many reasons for this. Ireland's complex and troubled past resulted in a very scattered and incomplete set of records.

Kildare.ie Online Heritage Resources