Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park


To find out more about Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park call, +353 (0)45 870 238.

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery park prides itself on being one of the top family attractions in Ireland. The Parks unique rural scenic location and its state of the art play areas make for a refreshing and safe place for families to enjoy a day out together.

There’s no time limit on your stay and families can enjoy great indoor / outdoor play areas, pet farm, treasure hunts and train trips at their leisure. The Park also has 60 acres of meandering trails through peatlands, lakes and ancient woodland with lots of fascinating exhibitions to visit along the way.

There is a large cafe / shop  on site and lots of picnic areas for outdoor dining and parking is free.

The average visit duration for families is 3-4 hours and all activities are included in the admission (no hidden costs).

Lullymore…….. an ideal venue for families looking for a value for money, educational and fun day out!

Find out more about Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park here


Kildare Farm Foods


To find out more about Kildare Farm Foods call, +353 (0)45 526 774.

Kildare Farm Foods is a wonderful day out for all the family. Entry to this third generation, family run farm is FREE and it provides a family friendly, buggy and wheelchair accessible destination. Visitors to Kildare Farm Foods will see a wide variety of animals, such as; Alpacas, Ostriches, Sheep, Cows, Black Swans, Turkeys and Guinea Fowl, in a natural and relaxed setting.

The shop at Kildare Farm Foods offers a wide variety of fresh farm product. The farm operates from their own purpose built premises comprising production facilities, ambient, fresh and frozen storage so shoppers can be sure of the freshest possible products, they've just come across the yard!

This brilliant amenity, right on Kildare Town's doorstep also includes:

  • a café/restaurant
  • train rides around the farm
  • indoor crazy golf course
Find out more about Kildare Farm Foods here

Fun Indoors in Kildare

These are some of the main child friendly indoor sites in County Kildare.  We have tried to show a diverse range from petting farms with inside activities to activity centres and more. We hope you enjoy your visit and that these attractions give you a chance to relax while the kids play!


County Libraries

There is usually a fun event to find in your local library - click on any of the links below to find out more info on a library near you.

Athy Library                Ballitore Library          Castledermot Library

Celbridge Library       Clane Library              Clocha Rince Library

Kilcock Library           Kilcullen Library         Kildare Town Library

Leixlip Library           Maynooth Library       Monasterevin Library

Naas Library              Newbridge Library      Rathangan Library


Kildare Farm Foods

This attraction offers free entry to the open farm.  Indoor facilities include, a crazy golf course, train rides & a well-stocked shop and café.



Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park

While Lullymore is based in the Bog of Allen it offers plenty of indoor options.  The exhibitions are generally indoors along with an indoor play centre and café.



Clonfert Pet Farm

A fantasticly, well laid out pet farm that boasts a large indoor play area to suit all ages. Clonfert also has a small café where kids can enjoy a hot meal and plenty of snacks too!


Bog of Allen Nature Centre

A chance to have fun and learn about one of Ireland's most treasured natural resources, the bog of Allen. The Nature Centre here includes a museum and tea/coffee facilities.


The Steam Museum & Lodge Park Walled Gardens

A great place to while away a few hours while the kids get to explore this fascinating museum.  The museum houses some historical artefacts alongside the steam exhibition including sample of the first ever transatlantic cable from Ireland to Newfoundland. The Steaming Kettle Teahouse can provide a light lunch if booked in advance.




The Playbarn

The Playbarn in Johnstown has plenty to keep the kids entertained with a new extended football pitch and penalty shoot-out, a new under 2 years old toddler area, playframe refurbish throughout and extended, a new wavy slide and of course, café.



Jungle Den

Jungle Den on the Monread Road offers a large array of facilities from rope bridges to tots area and even 2 disco rooms there will be something to keep every child entertained here at Jungle Den while the adults get to relax with a coffe and bite to eat.



k Bowl

This great indoor centre in Naas includes lots of different things to do such as, bowling, Wacky World children’s play area, KZone and the KDiner to fill up after all that exercise!


Indoor Mini Golf

Suitable for all ages from kids to teenagers and more, the spectacular course at Indoor Mini Golf in Naas features a cascading waterfall, an array of greenery and a raft of challenging holes. They also have a coffee and snack shop on hand to help sustain you through your two rounds.

Kildare Town Virtual Reality Experience - Legends of Kildare

Suitable for ages 10 to 104 years of age, this experience tells the story of one of Irelands olsest town - Kildare, using virtual reality headsets. You are transported back in time to discover ancient Kildare, the Tuatha De Dánnan , stories of the Fianna, Saint Brigid and the arrival of the Normans.

The experience is housed in the heritgae centre in Kildare town which has also has interpretation boards, an interactive map and a beautiful shop. It is in the town sqaure near local shops, cafes and coffee shops and a short walk to the town playground.

Click here for more information and booking !

The biggest and best family entertainment centre in the greater Dublin area is now open – Airtastic Kildare in Celbridge.

Adventure awaits you at Airtastic Kildare! We have all your favourite activities, and some new ones too, all under one roof to bring a whole lot of fun!

You can enjoy Ireland's largest Soft Play Centre packed with oodles of exciting and fun play zones for children aged 11 years old and under.

You can play ten pin bowling on our 8 lane bowling alley, get lost in space in our 18 hole space themed indoor mini golf course, play to win prizes in Ireland's largest play to win amusements or dine American style in our NY Kitchen.

For more information about Airtastic Kildare click here


Playgrounds in Kildare

Kildare Town Cathedral Playground

A handy list of playgrounds in Co. Kildare for those simple fun days!

Kildare Town

·     Behind Cathedral on Station Road

·     Beside Grey Abbey at Kildare Village Outlet

·     At the Irish National Stud & Gardens


·     People's Park Public Playground


·     11 Keenans Ln, Mullarney, Castledermot, Co. Kildare


·     Close to Wolstan's Abbey on Newtown Road

·     Playground, behind Aldi, close to Scoil Mochua


·     Opposite the old Abbey just off Main Street




·     Beside Kilcullen Community Centre


·     At the GAA Grounds


·     Amenities Centre at Easton


·     Maynooth Playground, Harbour Field - close to Railways Station/Canal


·     Playground situated just off the Main Street


·     Behind the Monread Sports & Leisure Centre, just off Monread Road

·     Behind Ballykane Church just off Blessington Road


·     At the Newbridge Sports Centre on Milltown Road


·     Just off the Main Street, under the Slate River Bridge

Other Playgrounds


·     Playground in the Centre of the Village


·     Pocket Park opposite the school.

Complete list of Golf Clubs & Courses in Co. Kildare

Name Website Phone
Athy Golf Club, Athy 00 353 59 863 1729
Carton House, The O’ Meara Course, Maynooth 00 353 1 505 2000
Carton House, The Montgomerie Course, Maynooth 00 353 1 505 2000
Castlewarden Golf Club, Straffan 00 353 1 458 9254
Celbridge Elm Hall Golf Club, Celbridge 00 353 1 628 8208
Cill Dara Golf Club, Little Curragh 00 353 45 521 295
Craddockstown Golf Club, Blessington Road, Naas 00 353 45 897 610
Golf Vacations Ireland, Leixlip 00 353 1 624 6366
Highfield Golf & Country Club, Carbury 00 353 45 973 1021
Kilkea Castle Golf Club, Castledermot 00 353 59 914 5555
Killeen Golf Club, Kill 00 353 45 866 003
Knockanally Golf Club, Donadea 00 353 45 869 671
Millicent Golf Club, Clane 00 353 45 893 279
Moyvalley Golf Club, Balyna Estate, Maynooth 00 353 46 954 8080
Naas Golf Club, Kerdiffstown, Naas 00 353 45 874 644
Newbridge Golf Club, Newbridge 00 353 45 486 110
Palmerstown Stud Golf Club, Johnstown 00 353 45 906 901
Royal Curragh Golf Club, The Curragh 00 353 45 441 238
The K Club, Palmer Ryder Cup Course, Straffan 00 353 1 601 7200
The K Club, The Smurfit Course, Straffan 00 353 1 601 7200
Woodlands Golf Club, Coill Dubh 00 353 0 45 860 777
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Other Outdoor Activities



Donore, Naas, Co. Kildare
Tel: 00 353 45 860 200
GPS: 53° 15’ 21″ N, 6° 44’ 34″ W

Mondello International Race Circuit

Mondello, open since 1968 is located just outside Naas, Co. Kildare and is Ireland's only FIA Licenced Motor Racing Circuit. The race park has two circuit options for Race Events, the National rack and the International Track. Visitors to Mondello International Race Circuit also have the opportunity to try other track formats such as a separate Rallycross layout for Driving Experiences and Track Days.

There is also a museum on site to keep visitors occupied. The Mondello Park museum houses iconic F1 cars,  Indy cars, thundering NASCAR racers and many more rare and wonderful cars. Why not go and take a tour!

Find out about Mondello Park here...


The Gordon Bennett Route

A scenic and historic route which can be driven at any time of year, the Gordon Bennett Route is a popular tourist attraction.  It follows the original course of the The Gordon Bennett Cup Race that took place in 1903 through Laois, Kildare and Carlow.

Today drivers can follow this route by use of an interactive map or by taking part in the commemorative classic car rally that takes place each summer.

Find out about The Gordon Bennett Route here...


Palmerstown House, Johnstown, Naas, Co. Kildare
Tel: 00 353 45 891 100

Located in the scenic Palmerstown House Estate, provide the experience of driving an off road 4×4 vehicle through really extreme terrain.  Visitors can manoeuvre through natural obstructions such as rivers, mud runs, steep assents, enormous pot holes and gravity defying drops. An off road driving instructor accompanies each vehicle around the course which is essential as some of the obstacles are quite daunting the first time round.

Behind the wheel of these resilient modified Land Rovers is a real blast. It is a real adrenaline rush and should be on everyones bucket list.

Find out about here...




  • Truli Scrumptious Craft & Food Fair
    When: 1st Sunday of each month, 11am - 5pm
    Where: GAA Club, Clane.
  • Naas Farmers Market
    When: Every Saturday, 10am - 3pm (Craft on 1st Saturday of every month)
    Where: Trax Brassiere, Friary Lane, Naas.

There are many markets in each week in towns all around Kildare.  We have included all we know about below, please let us know if there are more!

  • Kildare Town General Market
    When: Every Thursday, 8am - 2pm
    Where: Market Square, Kildare Town.
  • Athy General Market
    When: Every Tuesday, 8am - 2pm
    Where: Emily Square, Athy.


Water Activities

Barge Trips

Kildare has many miles of canals and what better way to experience the county's beautiful landscape than to take a barge trip on its tranquil waterways?


Rent My Barge
Donadea, Co. Kildare
Tel: 00 353 87 296 7112.

Based at Lock 15, Kilcock, RentmyBarge offers the chance to rent, Anam Cara, a family owned barge for hire. For a unique holiday experience with very little boating experience required, the chance to skipper your own barge promises unique and memorable holiday for people with all and any interests.

Sallins, Co. Kildare
Tel: 00 353 87 646 5465.

Why not experience over 250 years of history in just an hour or two by taking one of's three scheduled canal cruises?  Visitors can relax while listening to stories of Great Famine escapes and Landed Gentry or just sit at the helm with a drink while soaking up the tranquil Kildare countryside.


Athy Boat Tours
Athy, Co. Kildare
Tel: 00 353 87 433 5350.

Based in the South of the county, Athy Boat Tours offer many different options to suit every one. Their cruises, which are from one to five hours long run over the Grand Canal and the Barrow Line. All situations are catered for such as corporate events, parties and meetings.



Canoe & Polo Clubs

For those who like to enjoy the canals in a more energetic fashion, there's always canoeing! Kildare has a good supply of canoe clubs and there is even a water polo club in Kilcock, in the north of the county.


Athy Rowing and Canoeing

Monasterevin Road, Athy, Co. Kildare
Tel: 00 353 85 139 3478



Celbridge Paddlers Canoe Club

Aylmer Bridge, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Tel: 00 353 87 234 4 276



Kilcock Canoe Polo Club

Kilcock, Co. Kildare
Tel: 00 353 87 645 0544





Salmon Leap Canoe Club

Barnahll, Leixlip, Co. Kildare



Horses, Stud Farms, Racing and more.

National Stud 6

The Horse and Racing

The horse is synonymous with Ireland and especially County Kildare which is known as the thoroughbred County.

Kildare contains, The Irish National Stud & Gardens, three racecourses, the Curragh Plains, RACE Academy and the Bloodstock Agency.

Mares & Foals in the Irish National Stud

The Irish National Stud

Founded in 1900 by Colonel Hall Walker who believed a horse’s birth date could determine its ability on the racetrack, the Stud quickly gained a prominence and prestige it maintains to this day. Horses born and bred here have won some of the world’s greatest races and thanks to the stud’s magnificent resident stallions not to mention support from the Government and the Irish people, its influence remains as great as ever.


Longines Irish Champions Weekend, Curragh, Kildare 11/9/2016 A view of Longines Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Curragh Racecourse

The name "Curragh" comes from the Gaelic word Cuirreach, meaning "place of the running horse". The first recorded race on the plain took place in 1727, but it was used for races before then. The first Irish Derby was held in 1866, and in 1868 the Curragh was officially declared a horse racing and training facility by act of parliament. It is still the premier racecourse of the Country and in 2015 it celebrated 150 years of the Derby. A new development will commence in 2017 which will transform the racecourse into a world class state of the art venue. Racing will continue at the Curragh during the development project.

Punchestown Festival 2015

Punchestown Racecourse

Punchestown racecourse is one of three located in Co. Kildare. Punchestown in the small parish of Eadestown is the home of Irish jump racing. The first meeting in 1868 was attended by one spectator while today, the annual Hunt Festival attracts thousands of racing enthusiasts from all over the world. The racecourse is a popular venue for many types of events along with horseracing such as music and exhibitions.


Naas Racecourse logo

Naas Racecourse

Naas Racecourse has long been associated with Irish Race hosting both flat and hunt.  It is unusual as it has a left handed run-up and up hill finish.  Naas Racecourse is within easy reach of Dublin and is a popular venue with race-goers from Kildare and elsewhere.  The racecourse hold many different events including family event days, music gigs and of course, racing throughout the year.


Race Academy: Racing Academy & Centre of Education

Race Academy evolved over 40 years to a broad-based national academy for the horse racing industry. It has become an invaluable academy for training jockeys and now includes the Irish School of Farriery. RACE has had students from more than 25 countries who come to Ireland to learn horsemanship skills.

Playing golf. Club and ball on tee


Kildare is somewhat of a golfers paradise with its flat landscape and many mature woodlands which offer course designers a blank canvas to develop courses. With over 20 golf courses, Kildare proudly hosts both the oldest golf club, in the Royal Curragh Golf Club and, arguably the most famous club in the country, The K Club.  In recent years there have been many major golf competitions held in Kildare such as the 2006 Ryder Cup, the 2013 Irish Open and 2016 Women’s World Amateur Team Championships.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a listing of courses in the county.



The Royal Curragh Golf Club

There are records of golf being played at The Curragh since 1852, and Ireland's oldest golf club and course, The Royal Curragh was established in 1858.  The golf course is situated in a beautiful scenic location in the heart of the Curragh Plains set within rolling landscape and many mature native Irish trees dotted around the course.

Find out more about Royal Curragh Golf Club here


Cill Dara Golf Club

Cill Dara Golf Club is a great course for both beginners and experienced golfers.  Founded in 1920, the club boasts fast greens, particuluarly in the summer months. The clubhouse at Cill Dara Golf Club is modern and comfortable with a relaxed atmosphere and tasty food under chef, Hugh Rintoul.

Find out more about Cill Dara Golf Club here


The K Club

Arguably Ireland's most famous golf club, The K Club has hosted many famous golf tournaments including, The Ryder Cup in 2006, and the Smurfit European Open. Set in 550 acres of idyllic Kildare countryside,  The K Club offers golfers 36 of the most exciting and dramatic holes and the promise to challenge and excite players with treacherous rough, water hazards in abundance, long greens and undulating fairways.

Find out more about The K Club here

List of Kildare Courses




Athy Golf Club, Athy

00 353 59 863 1729
Carton House, The O’ Meara Course, Maynooth

00 353 1 505 2000
Carton House, The Montgomerie Course, Maynooth

00 353 1 505 2000
Castlewarden Golf Club, Straffan

00 353 1 458 9254
* Celbridge Elm Hall Golf Club, Celbridge

00 353 1 628 8208
* Cill Dara Golf Club, Little Curragh

00 353 45 521 295
Craddockstown Golf Club, Blessington Road, Naas

00 353 45 897 610
Dunmurray Springs Golf Club, Dunmurray Hill, Kildare Town

00 353 45 531 400
Golf Vacations Ireland, Leixlip

00 353 1 624 6366
Highfield Golf & Country Club, Carbury

00 353 45 973 1021
Killeen Golf Club, Kill

00 353 45 866 003
Knockanally Golf Club, Donadea

00 353 45 869 671
Millicent Golf Club, Clane

00 353 45 893 279
Moyvalley Golf Club, Balyna Estate, Maynooth

00 353 46 954 8080
Naas Golf Club, Kerdiffstown, Naas

00 353 45 874 644
Newbridge Golf Club, Newbridge

00 353 45 486 110
Palmerstown Stud Golf Club, Johnstown

00 353 45 906 901
Royal Curragh Golf Club, The Curragh

00 353 45 441 238
The K Club, Palmer Ryder Cup Course, Straffan

00 353 1 601 7200
The K Club, The Smurfit Course, Straffan

00 353 1 601 7200
Woodlands Golf Club, Coill Dubh

00 353 0 45 860 777
 * Denotes 9 hole course  If you know of any course/club that we have missed please let us know here.





Adventure Centres


Lougharbour, Athy, Co. Kildare

Phone: Toby - 00 353 87 2733837 / Tommy - 00 353 87 2733834

Harbour House Sports Club

Located in South Kildare between Athy and Kildare Town, and with fully wheelchair accessible ranges, Harbour House Sports & Shooting Club offer the opportunity for individuals and groups to participate in many different disciplines. The Club is open to visitors and also offers membership for those who wish to visit more often.

The disciplines that are available in a safe and controlled environment at Harbour House Sports Club are:

  • Target Rifle shooting
  • Clay Pigeon shooting
  • Target Pistol shooting
  • Archery.

So if you have ever wanted to brush up on your clay pigeon shooting game or try a new sport such as Archery (Harbour House has it's own Archery Club), why not contact them to find out more!

Find out more about Harbour House Sports Club here


Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Phone: 00 353 87 2481246

Red Hills Adventure

Red Hills Adventure is located just outside Kildare Town, County Kildare.  The activities offered here are suitable for many different groups such as Family Groups, Birthday Parties, Corporates Groups, Stag and Hen Parties and School Tours. Individuals are not forgotten about either with regular open skirmishes being held.

The three activities to choose from are:

  • Archery Tag (mobile, so they can come to you too)
  • Splatmaster
  • Airsoft Combat Games.

Find out more about Red Hills Adventure here


Clane, Co. Kildare

Phone: 00 353 86 816 4130

Abbeyfield Farm Country Pursuits

In Clane, in North County Kildare one of Ireland's leading Outdoor Country Pursuits Centres, Abbeyfield Farm offers many different activities for all to enjoy.  This picturesque centre welcomes all groups from corporate to families and friends to come and try something new in one of their many activities.

Abbeyfield offers the below activities:

  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Air Rifle Range
  • Archery
  • Horse Trekking
  • Pony Camps
  • Horse Riding.

Find out more about Abbeyfield Farm Pursuits here

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  1. Collector Market Fair - Newbridge Town Hall

    July 9 @ 11:00 am - December 17 @ 4:30 pm
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    October 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Kildare Town Heritage Centre, Market Square, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

Tel: +353 45 530 672
Mobile: +353 871900945

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