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

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.

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!

Weekend Tickets Here

Weekday Tickets Here


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Upcoming Events

  1. Guided Walk of the Three Abbeys of Kildare

    August 14 @ 11:00 am - August 21 @ 12:30 pm
  2. Heritage of Ardclough

    August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. A journey into a different world

    August 17 @ 10:30 am - August 20 @ 4:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Contact Info

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

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

Opening Hours

Monday 10.00am - 4.45pm

Tuesday 9.30 am - 4.45pm

Wednesday 9.30 am - 4.45pm

Thursday 10.00 am - 4.45 pm

Friday 9.30 am - 4.45 pm

Saturday 10.00 am - 4.45 pm

Sunday Closed

Please note we close for cleaning and lunch from 1.00pm until 2.00pm each day