Comments & Testimonials
‘Legends of Kildare’ experience – “ brings the art of Irish storytelling to a whole new dimension” and “captures the romance heroism and tragedies of Kildare’s ancient past that echo in the ruins of our abbeys and cathedrals”Mayor Suzanne Doyle
“We were very fortunate to have called at the time of the launch of the virtual reality Story of Kildare. What an exhilarating experience! To fly with the peregrine falcon to look down from the air onto the ancient walled town of Kildare was exhilarating. Well done for bringing the past to life in such an imaginative way!! Did I say it was exhilarating????”Mark & Michele Doherty (Belfast)
“I am so impressed honoured and teary eyed watching this inspirational VR story of Kildare’s Legend. The mythic magic and wonderous tale telling warms the cockles of my heart. My Kildare great grandparents and dear granny lived a stones throw from Brigids Fire Temple would have loved it. Comhghairdeas!"Karen Ward (Dublin) - Brigid’s Way Celtic Pilgrimage
“Spectacular! This really reminds us of Disneyland, such a fantastic experience”Pennsylvania , America
“OMG what and amazing experience and privilege to see this amazing St Brigids story and history. I feel so uplifted after watching this history married with modern technology. I will be back when my Irish has improved, I will listen to it in Irish xxx”Kildare
“Excellent experience. Learn lots. Would recommend it to my friends and family. Very worthwhile.”Denise Mc Donald - Kildare
“The Legends of Kildare one of the best historical experiences I have ever experienced. Thank you"Pauline Keenan
“Fantastic experience – great trip through history”M O’Conor
“Thank you so much for sharing this great experience with us! We learned a great dealand are honoured to have been here!! Many thanks”Kevin, Karen and Caitlin O’Leary
“Go Bridget!!”The O’Leary - California , USA
“Wonderful story. Thank you so much from Las Vegas”Brandon Kerr 11 years , Maggie O’Leary Kerr
“Excellent VR experience. A great way to learn about the history of this ancient place. Thank you.”Michael Clancy - County Clare
“Wonderful journey into the Brigid story“Pam Ward – Dublin
“It was just great such an amazing experience and very interesting! I loved it!!”Kristina - Germany
“Quite a remarkable experience. I am really delighted to have had the opportunity.”Sarah Lea-Small, UK
Price Per Person Includes:
Guide dressed in Medieval Costume
Virtual Reality Experience complimented by Interpretation boards relating other facets of the towns story.
An Interactive Map of Kildare Town
10% Discount on purchases in the Gift Shop
Opportunity to learn some Irish/ Gaeilge – by picking up our FREE unique ‘Say it As Gaeilge’ Cards
Self-Guided Tour of the Town – by downloading the app / scanning the QR code
Heritage Trail Map
Information on the rest of Ireland – from the inhouse tourist office
A chance to engage with a member of staff on local history.
Due to the current Covid 19 government lockdown, Legends of Kildare VR Experience is not running. Check back in the future.
Booking & Experience Information
Show Times & Pricing
Maximum of 5 people are allowed per show.
Shows every 30 minutes from 10:00, last show at 16:30.
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 – 10:30, 10:30 – 11:00, 11:15 – 11:45, 11:45 – 12:15, 12:30 – 13:00, 14:00 – 14:30, 14:30 – 15:00, 15:15 – 15:45, 15:45 – 16:15, 16:30 – 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 10:30, 10:30 – 11:00, 11:15 – 11:45, 11:45 – 12:15, 12:30 – 13:00, 13:00 – 13:30, 13:45 – 14:15
Sunday: 12:00 – 12:30, 12:30 – 13:00, 13:45 – 14:15, 14:30 – 15:00, 15:00 – 15:30, 15:45 – 16:15 ( opening by priory booking of vr only - book online)
Concessions: For Students, OAPs and Children .
Legends of Kildare Experience Languages: English, Irish, French, German & Chinese
Minimum Age: 10 years
Maximum Age: 104
Heritage Centre Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 17:00 (Closed for Lunch: 13:00 – 14:00)
Saturday : 10.00 - 14.30
Location: Kildare Town Heritage Centre, Market Square Kildare. Click here for Google Map and driving directions.