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Kildare

Set in Ireland’s Ancient East, Kildare offers a wonderful destination with sites and activities for the whole family. Relax and unwind in the county’s amenities including shopping, enviable spectacular views, mountain walks, castles, historic sites and family activities.  

Kildare is located 50 km west of Dublin, close enough for ease of access, yet just the right distance to escape from the city. The county is steeped in history, having once been the home of Saint Brigid, one of Ireland’s patron saints.  

Kildare is home to Ireland’s top racecourses including The Curragh – hosting the Irish Derby, Punchestown Racecourse – the venue for the famous Irish National Hunt Festival and also Naas Racecourse – offering an enjoyable day at the races. 

Get up close and personal at the Irish National Stud, where visitors can take a guided tour or venture to the adjoining Japanese Gardens. 

Castletown House

Magnificent Castletown House Georgian estate is a testament to the vast wealth enjoyed by the Anglo-Irish gentry during the 18th century. The house was built between the years 1722 and 1732 for William Conolly, speaker of the Irish House of Commons and, at the time, Ireland’s richest man. Take a guided tour or meander the house in your own time.

Irish National Stud & japanese gardens

A unique attraction of natural beauty that is home to some of the most magnificent horses and gardens to be found anywhere in the world. The Irish National Stud’s Japanese Gardens are laid out by Japanese master horticulturists aim to depict the ‘Life of Man’ and is admired thousands annually.

Wallaby Woods Donadea

A great adventure day out for the family with activities including: Exotic and Rare Species. Interactive Petting Area, Woodland Nature Trails, Private BBQ areas, Pet Shop, Coffee Shop and Camping facilities. Along the nature trails, you will find wallabies, owls, emus and more amongst the beautiful walkways and flora and fauna.

The Kildare Maze

Designed in the shape of a St. Brigid’s Cross, covering 1.5 acres with more than 1.5 miles of paths, with hedges over 6 feet high – get lost in the fun. The facility also offers an agility circuit, sand pit, playground and crazy golf.

Saint Brigid's Cathedral and Round Tower

St Brigid’s Cathedral is believed to be the location at which Saint Brigid, one of Ireland’s patron saints, founded a nunnery in the 5th century. This County Kildare cathedral was rebuilt in the 19th century and houses many fascinating religious artefacts

Kildare Village Shopping Outlet

Home to over more 95 boutiques, capturing the charm and scale of the region’s stud farms to create a unique and relaxing shopping experience. Browse outlets offering reductions of up to 60% on the recommended retail price, all year round.

Discover Other Irish Properties

We have an excellent selection of hotels and serviced apartments throughout Ireland.