Prosperous is a relatively new town in Co. Kildare. It's owes it's origins to Sir. Robert Brooke who, in the late 18th century made an attempt to establish a cotton manufacturers there, however less than 10 years later, due to lack of finances the cotton manufacturing came to a halt.  While the large-scale manufacturing did stop, it wasn't until 1798 when disturbances caused by the rebellion of that year caused cotton work to become a thing of the past in Prosperous.

Today the Prosperous village is popular with music lovers as it hosts it's own Music Festival each year and hosts a very active Drama Society. There are also many attractions for nature lovers in the area such as Ballinafagh Lake, Donadea Forest Park, The Prosperous Maze and more.

Things to see in Prosperous

  • Like many towns in Kildare, the canal in Landenstown just outside Prosperous offers scenic walks and good fishing opportunities
  • Take a trip just a mile outside the town to see the magnificent Ballinafagh Church
  • If you are looking for something a little different check out the Kildare Maze, animals and adventure await!
  • Donadea Forest Park is just a short drive from the village, a must see for walkers, history buffs and those who enjoy nature at its best.

Places to eat Prosperous

Tel: 00 353 45 840 940

How to get to Prosperous


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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
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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