Heritage

Co. Kildare's Built & Natural Heritage
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The Ancient Art of Calligraphy

Hosted workshops in Kildare Cathedral

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Heritage Week 18th - 26th August 2018

Heritage Week is Ireland's annual celebration of our built, natural and cultural heritage and is part of a European initiative to encourage people to take an interest in their local heritage.

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Play Your Role In Making History II

KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL INVITES PARTICIPATION FROM LOCAL GROUPS, ORGANISATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS TO BE PART OF THE IRELAND 2018-2023 CENTENARY PROGRAMME AND DECADE OF COMMEMORATION STRATEGY

Heritage Highlights

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.
Co.Kildare Federation of Local History Groups

Co.Kildare Federation of Local History Groups

Each year the Federation holds a seminar to coincide with its AGM. Notable key speakers present illustrated talks on historical events which are often topical due to anniversaries.

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.

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