The midland county of Kildare is famous as a sporting, racing and hunting region.
Bordering Dublin to the west, it is situated on the edge of the central plain. The county’s main features are big open grasslands, lush green pastures and large tracts of ancient bog land – all interspersed with trees and gentle rolling hills.
Kildare is a famous sporting county most notably for its horse racing and thoroughbred industry but it is also the county with the highest density of golf courses in Ireland as well as lots to see and do whether you’re interested in sports or hiking, museums or equestrian, culture and heritage, you will find something for everyone to enjoy.
The Irish National Stud
From horses to horticulture, the Irish National Stud offers you a unique experience that can be enjoyed at your own leisure or as part of a guided tour.
Equestrian clothes and footwear, saddlery and tack, plus horse-related gifts and books in vast shop.
The K Club
The K Club is the jewel in our golfing crown, with the second course and new pavilion just completed.
Take a trip to Mondello Park near Naas, Ireland’s only international motor racing circuit.
Kildare Town Heritage Centre
Kildare Town Heritage Centre is an exciting visitor attraction situated in the pictuesque medieval town of Kildare.
Newbridge Silverware & Museum of Style Icons
Newbridge Silverware renowned for style and quality encompasses an extensive range of jewellary and giftware as well as a museum of artefacts and memorabilia on stars of the silver screen and modern day icons.
South Kildare Heritage Trail
Follow the historical trail through the south county. South Kildare is an area well worth visiting for a taste of Irish history including castles, churches and high crosses.
Angling and Walking
A wide choice of rivers and canals, many with towpaths, are definitely worth a visit.
The Grand Tour – Into Kildare
Check out the counties of Wicklow and Kildare with Failte Ireland’s http://grandtour.ie/ website.
Find out more about The Grand Tour Touring Routes; Explore Kildare and Wicklow and experience the wealth of things to do. Click here to view the digital brochure in English, French and German.