Derby Festival June 2022

Lots happening this year for Kildare Derby Festival 2022, check out the line up!

Call in to the heritage Centre for a full programme

June Bank Hoilday 2022

What is Happening?

Lots happening over the June Bank Hoilday Weekend and some continuing trhought the month. If you have an event or know of something happening in the Kildare area get in touch and we can add it to our list of happenings! 🙂

Kildare Town - Gordon Bennett Classic Car Run

The Gordon Bennett annual classic car run is back in Kildare town on Sunday 5th between 2.30pm- 4.00pm an array of Gordon Bennett Classic cars will make a ‘stopover’ on the square for about a 90min.

It takes you on an historic journey across spectacular Irish countryside.

Why not join us in the beautiful Irish Midlands to help commemorate "The Race that Saved Motor Sport", it is a free event enjoyed by all who attend , suitable for all ages.

For more information and details on the route please go to their website or click here to view the booklet in pdf.

Newbridge - June Fest Newbridge

Some of the upcoming highlights from this year’s June Fest which will take place in Newbridge from June 1st to June 30th 2022.

PopUpArt Newbridge at The Riverbank Art Centre

As a result of the success of Popup Art Newbridge, its four successful art exhibitions in 2021 and the establishment of  its Virtual Gallery www.popupartnewbridge.com PopUpArt Newbidge are delighted to advise that they will be  popping up all over Newbridge during the month of June coinciding with the June Fest .

We are delighted to be invited back to the Riverbank where a collaboration of 20 Local Kildare Artists, of all genres, will showcase their work from June 2nd – 25th inclusive.

Monster Family Fun Day

It’s back! Join us in St. Conleth’s GAA car park for a jampacked day of games, stalls, fun fair festivities & more. Led by local volunteer groups & charities, this is your chance to give back while having a blast!

We will also be joined by CelticCon Comic Convention who will be running events in Newbridge Town Hall. Come check out the comic village, artist alley, geek market, cosplayers & so much more!

Bark in The Park (KWWSPCA)

KWWSPCA will hold a ‘Bark in the Park’ with lots of fun filled activities, sponsored walk and great entertainment for dogs and their families in the Liffey Linear Park.

This is going to be a brilliant event for dog owners, dog lovers and for anyone looking for a fun day out. We will be holding all sorts of activities throughout the day with competitions, simple dog trials, raffles and general fun for all the dogs.

The Linear Park is a perfect place to bring your picnic and enjoy the festivities in the summer sunshine.

Date And Time

05-06-2022 @ 11:00 AM to
05-06-2022 @ 04:00 PM 

Location

Newbridge Liffey Linear Park

Bands on the Bank

Shake off the cobwebs with  Vagabonds and Thieves for this fabulous afternoon of music down by the banks of the Liffey, The lads from Vagabonds and Thieves will be joined by the cream of talent  from around the locality which promises to be one of the events to remember.

Special guests to be announced closer to the date.

Bring a picnic, the family and or your besties, and enjoy a delicious summer afternoon in our gorgeous park. Location The Watering Gates, Liffey Linear Park .

Date And Time

Sunday 05-06-2022 @ 03:00 PM to
Sunday 05-06-2022 @ 05:30 PM 

View list of upcoming events with more to be announced soon.

View list of upcoming events with more to be announced soon.

Download June Fest 2022 Programme Booklet here.

Kildare - The 6th Irish Military Seminar

6th Irish Military Seminar

4-11 June 2022

The Irish Military Seminar returns with an exciting full programme of lectures this year in venues across the county, including Castletown House, Celbridge, Naas and Newbridge Libraries and Newbridge Town Hall, featuring renowned historians and authors, including Stella Tillyard (Aristocrats and Citizen Lord) and Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, our keynote speaker who will give a talk based on his most recent book, Between Two Hells: The Irish Civil War.

"It is not the duty of the historian to lecture the people of the past... on how they should have done better. The quest should be to understand and contextualise their positions, the lights that guided them and to humanise their dilemmas and the deadly consequences of their decisions."
Prof. Diarmaid Ferriter

Castletown House - Talk ' The World Turned Upside Down'

Join us on Saturday, 4 June at 15.00 in the Long Gallery, one of the most celebrated rooms in Castletown House, for Stella Tillyard's talk on 'The World Turned Upside Down: Lord Edward Fitzgerald, the British Army, and the battle for Irish Freedom'. Bring a picnic and take some time to enjoy the grounds of Castletown. Book at www.castletown.ie, cost €10.00.

Newbridge Community Library - Talk with James Durney

Local History Series Adolf Hitler: My part in his downfall. Mickser Mahon with James Durney

Local History Series
Adolf Hitler: My part in his downfall. Mickser Mahon with James Durney
In 1941 Mickser Mahon and his boyhood friend, Jackie Sheridan, left Naas and joined the British Army in Belfast. Months later they found themselves in North Africa at the decisive Battle of El Alamein. Next up was the campaign in Italy and the horrendous Battle of Monte Cassino. When Germany finally surrendered Mickser was detailed to forcibly send back ethnic Russians who had fought for the Wehrmacht.

Dates: 07 June 2022 - 07 June 2022 - Time: 7pm
Venue: Newbridge Library Athgarvan Road Newbridge Co Kildare
Organised by Newbridge Library
Contact Details: T 045 906130 E: newbridgelib@kildarecoco.ie

Irish Working Sheepdog Demonstrations

Sheepdog DemonstrationsBased outside the village of Ballymore Eustace under the beautiful Wicklow mountains.We offer sheepdog demonstrations on our home farm to day trippers tourist bus tours corporate groups and team building an  informative fun experience.We also demonstrate in Glendalough and Russborough house. Booking is essential.We are also mobile and can demonstrate at your own venue .

The historical site at Russborough Country House is a wonderful location to experience a taste of Irish life and heritage. Overlooking some of the most stunning views in Ireland, our hard working sheepdogs will leave you feeling enchanted. There is a variety of fun for friends and family! See if you can whistle and command the dogs or simply sit back, relax and enjoy as Michael and his sheepdogs do their work with the sheep.

Irish Working Sheepdogs provide the perfect way to spend a day out. Whether it's with family and friends or as part of a tour group, we guarantee an experience to remember. To enquire about our sheepdog demonstrations or training sessions at Russborough house, simply fill in the booking form and we'll let you know about availability and cost by return.

Contact us

Ballybaught,
Ballymore Eustace,
Naas,
Co. Kildare,
W91P9H2

Phone:
Michael: (087) 8141391

Email:
irishworkingsheepdogs@gmail.com

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The Grand Canal Blueways Walking Routes

The Blueways Walking Routes

Have a look at the Blueways website for interactive maps for Kildare and the rest of the country. A network of stunning trails running on and alongside Ireland's most idyllic lakes, canals and rivers. Taking you into the heart of her most unspoilt landscapes. As you meander through inspiring, picturesque vistas, soak in the charming rural atmosphere and explore life at a different pace.

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The Barrow Way Walking Routes

Here the Barrow Way is divided up into six sections, ranging in length from 23 kilometres to 6 kilometres. ( Photo taken from http://www.riverbarrow.net/barrow-way.html )

Why not go and enjoy this scenic route into the heart of rural Ireland by canoe, bike or on foot. Connect with friends and family as you escape to unique natural environments.

Explore The Barrow Way Website

A comprehensive website with map and walking route details it also features activities and attractions and much more.

Photo taken from flip book ( https://www.kildare.ie/kildaresp/TowpathTrails/?page=1)

Towpath Trails Online Booklet

For more information on the Barrow Way other walking routes have a look at the Towpath Trails Booklet online. It gives information on The Royal Canal, The Grand Canal and The Barrow Line. A beautifully illustrated book which gives you the km/ miles for each trail so you can choose one that suits you best.

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The Royal Canal Greenway Walking Routes

The Royal Canal Greenway

The Royal Canal Greenway is a walking route which starts from Maynooth and stretches as far as Enfield and beyond. It is a route along the canal and so is easy to access. There is lots to do along the route and plenty of nearby attractions.

Discover the Royal Canal Greenway, a 130km scenic walking and cycling route.

Click on the link below to bring you to the intokildare website for a printable map and more information

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Event Information

Kildare Town's Christmas Experience

Visit Santa & Mrs. Claus at The Old Town Courthouse and much more!


What is the Experience...

The Reindeer Hospital aims to deliver an authentic experience of Santa & Mrs. Claus in a relaxed, comfortable and homely setting that emulates the warmth and friendliness of visiting a favourite Grandparent or Grand Aunt/Uncle.

The Story so Far...

Santa's Reindeer Hospital is one of Ireland's newest Christmas Experience started in 2017.

A mysterious virus has infected Santa’s Reindeer, caused by the harsh effects of climate change, Santa’s Lapland Reindeer are having difficulty in maintaining altitude when flying. This has been a huge cause of concern, Santa has sought the help from the best veterinary experts in the World and reached out to the Vets in Kildare because of their excellent reputation and experience with Racehorses. As a result he has opened a Reindeer hospital in Kildare Town to treat the sick reindeer. He is making a scheduled visit to Kildare Town from 30th Nov. - 22nd Dec. 2019, to check in on the reindeer and meet with vets to discuss the issue. Local vets are confident that they have found the source of the problem and are treating the animals in preparation for Christmas.

The Old Courthouse

Eircode; R51 HC78. Parking in Market Square, behind the Silken Thomas, on street and behind Cunningham's Pub. 

Home to Santa & Mrs Claus this year. Come along and wander through the magical Christmas Forest, sing along to Christmas songs, colour Christmas scenes and fill up a bag of special Reindeer food, to bring home and sprinkle outside on Christmas Eve for the Reindeer, all while waiting to visit Santa in his Kildare HQ and receive a Christmas gift from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Kildare Town Heritage Centre

Kildare Town Heritage Centre will sell all offline tickets for 4pm - 6pm visits every day the Reindeer Hospital is open. All ticket-holders (both on and offline) will be offered a 10% discount to the Legend's of Kildare VR experience at The Heritage Centre too.

Admission

Tickets for this event are available online from www.santasreindeerhospital.com  or in person from Kildare Town Heritage Centre, 045 530 672.

Event runs daily from Sunday 30th November - Sunday 22nd December

Times

Mon – Weds: 3pm - 7pm

Thurs – Fri: 3pm – 9pm

Sat – Sun: 10am – 7pm

Prices

1 child & 2 adults: €15

Additional adults (more than 2 per booking): €5
Groups of 6+ children, please email kildaretownpg@gmail.com

What’s included in your visit?

* Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus & every child will get a special gift from Santa

* Fill up a bag of Special Reindeer food, to bring home

* Free Hot Chocolate (or juice) for every child who visits

* Play in the magical Christmas Forest in The Old Courthouse

* Colour in your Christmas scene picture and take home or leave for Santa

* Yes, meet real live reindeer while visiting too!

* Discount to 'Legend's of Kildare' VR Experience at the Kildare Town Heritage Centre (over 10's only)


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Book Tickets Here


What’s included in your visit?

* Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus & every child will get a special gift from Santa

* Fill up a bag of Special Reindeer food, to bring home

* Free Hot Chocolate (or juice) for every child who visits

* Wander through the magical Christmas Forest in The Old Courthouse

* Colour in your Christmas scene picture and take home or leave for Santa

* Yes, meet real live reindeer while visiting too!

* Discount to 'Legend's of Kildare' VR Experience at the Kildare Town Heritage Centre (over 10's only).

Admission:

  • 1 child & 2 adults: €15
  • Additional adults (more than 2 per booking): €5
    Groups of 6+ children, please email kildaretownpg@gmail.com

Click on a link below to Book your Ticket now!

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Contact Info

Kildare Town Heritage Centre, Market Square, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

Tel: 00353 45 530 672
Email: info@kildareheritage.com

Opening Hours

(Lunch 01:00-02:00pm Daily)

Monday 09:30am - 05:00pm 

Tuesday 09:30am - 05:00pm 

Wednesday 09:30am - 05:00pm

Thursday 09:30am - 05:00pm

Friday 09:30am - 05:00pm 

Saturday 09:30am - 05:00pm

Sunday Closed