A county steeped in rich history and Irish mythological legend, Kildare is an intriguing blend of old and new so, whether you’re here for the horses, a special occasion or a well-earned break, there’s plenty to discover in our beautiful county.
The Irish National Stud & Gardens
The Irish National Stud & Gardens is one of Ireland’s true treasures. Since the early 1900s, the stud has produced some of the finest racehorses in Europe and to this day, it is still one of the top breeding farms. Enjoy a guided tour of the stud before discovering the incredible gardens and magical woodland walks. Don’t leave without setting your pulse racing at the interactive Irish Racehorse Experience.
Book your stay at The Club Hotel at Goffs here including Irish National Stud & Gardens tickets.
Irish Working Sheepdogs
Experience a taste of true Irish heritage at Irish Working Sheepdogs where renowned sheepdog handler Michael Crowe, offers you a memorable experience of seeing working border collies in action, all against the stunning backdrop of the Kildare and Wicklow countryside.
Get lost but have plenty of fun along the way in Kildare Maze, 1.5 acres of hedge, lined with paths leading to a viewing tower at the centre where you can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Once you’ve found your bearings there’s also an adventure trail, zip wire, assault course and crazy golf to enjoy.
Part of Ireland’s Ancient East, County Kildare is steeped in history and home to many heritage attractions of great local importance.
Visit the heritage towns of Athy and Kildare to uncover historical monuments including Saint Brigid’s Cathedral and Round Tower and The Shackleton Museum. Follow in the footsteps of Ireland’s most famous brewer, Arthur Guinness as you make your way along Arthur’s Way.
Immerse yourself in the many houses and gardens such as the magnificent Castletown House set amongst beautiful 18th-century parklands, or discover the fascinating Peatland Museum at The Bog of Allen Nature Centre – the largest bog land area in Ireland.