Please note that Kildare Town Heritage Centre is moving temporarily to the old Southwells drapery – Straight across Market Square beside Hartes Bar & Grill. The office will be closed Saturday 27/07/2019 to facilitate the moving process. This is to enable important electrical, painting and installation works for a new exciting Virtual Experience that we hope to open in September – Watch this space.
Kildare, known as the thoroughbred county due to its connection with horses over Millennia, has much to offer the visitor. The county includes many different landscapes from the Curragh Plains & the Bog of Allen, to rich farm lands, the Liffey & Barrow Rivers and the Royal & Grand Canals. County Kildare boasts some of the country’s most important historical and monastic sites. It includes sites such as St. Brigid’s monastic settlement, the birthplace of Ernest Shakleton, 5 ancient round towers (including the highest accessible one in Kildare Town) and Oughterard, the burial place of Sir Arthur Guinness. Visitors can experience Ireland’s Ancient East at its best here.
There are a range of activities and attractions in Kildare such as Ireland’s oldest golf club, horse racing and riding, canal walks and cruises, activity centres, world renowned motor racing, great food, fantastic shopping, homely hotels, welcoming people and a lively nightlife – you could say that in Kildare, you can experience it all!
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