County Kildare is a great county to visit to learn about Ireland’s rich culture and heritage but also, to have some time to relax.  Whether you are a solo traveller, here with family or off for a busy fun-filled visit with some friends, Kildare has plenty to keep you entertained for the duration of your trip.

Click on any of the links below to discover more about Kildare and the many activities and attractions* the County has to offer.

*Please ensure to check opening times with all activities and attractions listed as many are seasonal and hours can change from what is displayed at the owners discretion.

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Heritage Sites

Kildare is a county rich in both natural and built heritage.  From towers to bog-lands and waterways to abbeys there is something of interest for all.

Shopping

County Kildare has a great variety of locally owned shops, artisan producers and larger retailers. It is also the home of world renowned Kildare Village Outlet (only 5 minutes from the Heritage Town of Kildare!) and Newbridge Silverware.

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Gardens & Parks

Kildare is home to some fine examples of ancient natural woodlands, parklands and landscaped gardens both new and dating back many centuries.

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Kids Activities

While there are plenty of activities for families among the other links here, sometimes kids just want to play! Here there is a selection of activities just for the kids to enjoy and the adults to take a moment to relax.

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Outdoor Activities

Kildare is known for its fantastic horseracing and connection to the thoroughbred industry but it also hosts a large selection of other outdoor pursuits. Golf, activity centres and boating are just a small example of how to get out and about in County Kildare.

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Walking Routes

Explore Kildare on foot! Many towns in Kildare are compact and lend themselves to being explored on a relaxing stroll.  The county also allows for longer distance hikes over a variety of terrain such as hills, grassy plains, along tranquil towpaths and woodlands.