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.

Where to Stay in Clane

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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 Clane

Places to eat

Enzo's Pizza Pasta & Gelato, Main St, Abbeyland, Clane, Co. Kildare
Tel : (00 353 45) 893 221

Mode Tapas and Grill, Main St, Abbeyland, Clane, Co. Kildare
Tel: (00 353 45) 861 188

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

The Oak Bar, Westgrove Hotel.
Tel: 00 353 45 989 900.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Collector Market Fair - Newbridge Town Hall

    July 9 @ 11:00 am - December 17 @ 4:30 pm
  2. Cill Dara Historical Society Monthly Talk

    October 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. Cill Dara Historical Society Monthly Talks : The Murder of Joseph Bergin

    November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Contact Info

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

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

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