Heritage

Co. Kildare's Built & Natural Heritage
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Actor Charlie Reid Chats to Kathryn Thomas About New Movie Joyride

14 year old Actor Charlie Reid chats about his role in a new movie called Joyride, opposite Olivia Coleman, which is going to start filming tomorrow in Kerry.
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Strongbow, Rows and Ructions and Guerilla Warfare at the Irish Military Seminar

Talks on 'Strongbow and the Normans', 'Rows and Ructions: military-civilian violence in Irish garrison towns' and 'Guerilla Warfare During The War of Independence' take place this Saturday 19th June 2021.

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Summer 2021 officially kicks off with the Kildare Derby Festival and June Fest

As one of the most eagerly awaited sporting and social events of the summer, the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the famous Curragh Racecourse is one that usually attracts crowds in their droves

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.

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Heritage Week 2020

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