Clane (“the slanted ford”) is a place of legend and history. As a crossing point of the Liffey, it has been settled since the Stone Age and was on the “Road of Kings” between Tara and Naas. Legends include the killing of King Mesgegra in battle in 33 AD and how his queen, Buan, screamed so hard on being shown his severed head that her heart burst. Clane people have been involved in many of the great events of Irish history, as recorded in the plaques in The Abbey’s Garden of Remembrance.

Accommodation in Clane

Things to see in Clane

  • Like many towns in Kildare, the beautiful River Liffey offers scenic walks along its banks in Clane
  • Take a trip just a mile outside the town to see the magnificent Clongowes Wood College and grounds

Click here for a self-guided tour of the Kildare Monastic Trail which features Claneguidigo-logo

Places to eat

Zest Café Restaurant
Tel: 00 353 45 893 222

Lemongrass, Jones’ Bar, Main Street
Tel: 00 353 45 861 188

The Tigger Asian Restaurant, The Parade Ring, Main Street
Tel: 00 353 45 838 781

The Assaggio Restaurant, Westgrove Hotel.
Tel: 00 353 45 989 900.

How to get to Clane


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Opening Hours

Monday: 10.00am – 1.00 pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Tuesday to Friday: 9.30am – 1.00pm  & 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 2.30pm

Sunday: Closed