Kilcock is an old market and post-town located at the very north of Co. Kildare. The Rye Water is a small stream which marks the county border between Co. Kildare and Co. Meath. Several small streets diverge out from Kilcock’s Market Square and there are some fine examples of 19th Century homes along these streets. Although Kilcock is a relatively small town in Kildare, it is very popular with commuters to Dublin and its population is just under 6,000 inhabitants. The Grand Canal is a major feature in the town with regular Water Polo matches being held during the summer months. The Kilcock water polo club also boasts the highest junior membership of any club in Ireland so is the place to go for children who would like to get involved in a watersport. Kilcock is also situated close to the towns of Clane, Maynooth, Leixlip and Moyvalley, a beautiful, scenic townland in north Kildare which hosts a world-famous golfclub.
Things to see and do in Kilcock
- Have some fun with (or without) the kids and visit an open farm, Clonfert Pet Farm and Wallaby Woods are both around a half an hour drive from Kilcock.
- Get some exercise and practise your swing at Kilcock Golf Club, more details on Leadingcourses.com.
Places to eat
Rye River Café, Market Square
Tel: 00 353 1 651 9322
O’ Keefe’s Bar & Restaurant
Tel: 00 353 1 6287225
Hattons Hotel & Bistro
Tel: 00 353 46 955 7024