Nurney Lakes

Nurney Lakes

Visit Nurney Lakes for a day out with a difference

  • Address


  • 53.10227,-6.926537

Get close to nature and experience the wonderful surroundings of County Kildare. Set on a working farm, Nurney Lakes are stocked with beautiful Rainbow Trout and our Farm Park offers an opportunity to see our farm animals up close. Children can enjoy a farm play area with a difference and dig in real quarry sand or in the special sand box for younger folk. :


Whether you're an expert fisherman or just beginning to learn the sport of fishing, this is the perfect place for you. With two lakes to fish from you can try your hand at fly fishing in the Willow Lake, or bait fishing in the Birch lake (worms only).

Barbless hooks only (Safety & Fishing rules) 

Events and Tours

Nurney Lakes Farm Park is the perfect venue for kids birthday parties and school tours.

Large Groups please phone to make a booking.

Sorry! Nurney Lakes has no Credit/Laser card facilities


  • Farm Park 
  • Animals
  • Bird watching
  • Lake Walks
  • Picnic

Childrens Outdoor Play Area

  • Sandbox
  • Climbing frame
  • Swings
  • Ride on Toy Tractors with trailers
  • Outdoor rocking horse
  • Balls and Bubbles

Tackle Shop and Snack Bar

  • Tea, coffee, cool drinks and snacks available
  • Rod Hire
  • Toilets with wheel chair facilities available
  • Baby change mats available at snack bar

Kids indoor play area

Table tennis


Ride-on tractors and lots more 

Free Parking and Tour Bus access

Please Note: We love dogs but for the peace and harmony of our farm animals please leave your dogs at home.

Here at Nurney Lakes, we are fortunate enough to have an annual visit from the amber-listed birds, known as Sand Martins or Bank Swallows. These birds arrive in mid-March after a long journey from sub-Saharan Africa, to spend the Summer breeding in burrows which are dug deeply into the remaining quarry face here at Nurney Lakes.

The Sand Martins feed almost exclusively on insects caught in flight and can be identified by their rather hoarse contact call given by birds flying over.

Adult Sand Martins typically have a brown head, back, rump and wings with a white throat and belly.

In September they begin their long journey back to the Sahara Desert where the species spend their Winters.

Sand Martins show the highest degree of coloniality of any of the swallow family, typically nesting of colonies of up to 1,500 nesting pairs.

Here at Nurney Lakes we estimate that there are 200 pairs nesting in burrows dug into the vertical quarry face.