County Kildare Attractions

Lots to see and do...

Athy

Tours on the Grand Canal and River Barrow on "Freedom On The Water"
 
Heritage Centre-Museum, Tourist Office and Gift shop.
 
Burtown House, an early Georgian villa, is surrounded by lush flower,vegetable and woodland gardens with beautiful park and farmland walks.


Ballitore

A cluster of quirky log cabins/studios which are constantly changing to accommodate wonderfully talented craftspeople

Carbury

A Georgian Country House and farmyard surrounded by large gardens and ancient woods.

Celbridge

Castletown is Ireland's largest and earliest Palladian style house.

Clane

Let our experienced and friendly staff provide you with a safe and enjoyable afternoon of fun outdoor activities

Donadea

Five miles from Clane and only 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre, Donadea Forest Park is a natural and tranquil getaway.
 
Wallaby Woods offers a great day out for explorers of all ages.

Kildare Town

Home to some of Ireland's finest thoroughbreds, and the Horse Museum, with the skeleton of Arkle.
 
The Market House, in the centre of the Square has been developed into a heritage centre and Tourist Information Office.
 
Kildare Village is a designer outlet shopping village featuring 60% off,year-round reductions on an exclusive selection of over 50 international brands
 
Featuring the tallest, accessible round tower in Ireland.

Leixlip

Historically, the centre of Leixlip has always been Leixlip Castle

Maynooth

Clonfert Pet Farm has become one of the main visitor attractions in North Kildare.
 
Guided tours are available throughout the day

Naas

One of the best collection of rare trees and shrubs in Ireland in an 8-acre garden. Excellent spring bulbs and a wonderful display of azalea and rhododendrons on the avenue.
 
Bowling, Wacky World - Children's Play Area, KZone and KDiner
 
Historic building restored as a state-of-the-art theatre. Varied programme includes drama, comedy, dance, live music and workshops.
 
Mondello International Motor Racing Circuit has an exciting programme of car and motorbike racing every year.
 
Naas Racecourse is conveniently located and has recently been re-developed to provide excellent facilities for an enjoyable day at the races.
 
Punchestown is the Home of National Hunt racing in Ireland

Newbridge

If you're looking for something different for a great night out, you'll find it at Newbridge Greyhound Stadium
 
Highlights include:The Silverware Showrooms; The Museum of Style Icons; The award winning Silver Restaurant
 
Ireland's most important thoroughbred racecourse

Nurney

Visit Nurney Lakes for a day out with a difference

Prosperous

The Kildare Maze was grown to mark the Millennium and is designed in the shape of a St. Brigids Cross.

Rathangan

Explore the fascinating history and science of Ireland's Boglands.
 
A unique and fascinating insight into the development of the Irish people over our 9,500 year history

Sallins

Grand Canal cruising from Sallins to Digby Lock and Leinster Aqueduct

Straffan

The victorian gothic building comprises two halls, one displaying inventors & experimental model locomotives.The other full size stationary steam engines

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Tourist Information

Kildare Failte
The tourist body for the County
Athy Heritage
Centre-Museum Emily Square, Athy
Kildare Town
Heritage Centre Market Square, Kildare town
Kildare Village
Outlet Shopping Kildare Town