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Welcome to Kildare

Just a short drive from Dublin, the county of Kildare has something for everyone. For the horse racing enthusiast in you, you will be spoilt for choice with the county offering a selection of top race courses such as The Curragh, Punchestown and Naas. If it is a busy night life you`re after, Naas has ample dining options and several renouned and celebrated pubs and clubs.

The county is also home to some of the easts top tourist attractions including the pristine Japanese Gardens at The Irish National Stud. If style and fashion is your thing then look no further than the Museum of Style Icons at Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre. Here you will get to view a collection of artefacts from fashion icons such as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Grace, Princess Diana, Michael Jackson and the Beatles among others. If that doesn`t satisfy your fashion tastes, then why not take a trip to Kildare Village where top international labels are all conveniently located in one area. 

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  • 2.68km to City/Town Centre

    Cliff at Lyons

    Cliff at Lyons is a privately owned luxury hotel occupying an unusual collection of historic rose-clad buildings, including a mill and former dovecote, in rural Kildare a 30-minute drive from Dublin.

    Address: Lyons Road, Celbridge, Co.Kildare, Ireland

    • The K Club - km
    • Naas Racecourse - km
  • 0.8km to City/Town Centre

    Glenroyal Hotel & Leisure Club

    Home away from home, Warm, Welcoming & Friendly atmosphere, the Glenroyal Hotel offers excellent value accommodation, superb leisure facilities, in an ideal location just minutes' walk from Maynooth Town & University and just twenty minutes from Dublin. An ideal location for corporate and leisure guests alike. We have excellent national rail & bus connections on our door step, just off the M4 motorway making us one of the most assessable County Kildare Hotels.

    Address: Straffan Road, Maynooth, Co .Kildare

    • Maynooth University - km
    • Clonfert Pet Farm - km
  • 0.93km to City/Town Centre

    Osprey Hotel and Spa

    The Osprey Complex, is only 35 minutes from Dublin City, 1.5km from Punchestown Racecourse and close to all major routes. This complex offers luxurious rooms, leisure complex, smart casual elegant dining experience and Time Venue nightclub. Our elegant & stylish rooms have modern bathrooms with separate baths and walk-in showers. It also offers interactive TVs with movies on demand and over 5,000 music tracks, a mini-bar, and free Wi-Fi. With curved sculptured walls the mash: restaurant has intimate booths for dining. It offers international fusion cuisine using fine local produce. Enjoy a drink in the elegant Waldorf Lounge or Statler bar with its heated courtyardIndulge yourself in our whirlpool & sauna or have a relaxing swim in the 20 metre pool. Book yourself a holistic treatment or a full pamper package then revitalise in the Thermal suite

    Address: Devoy Quarter, Naas East, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 X40K

    • Naas Racecourse - km
    • Punchestown Racecourse - km
  • 0.83km to City/Town Centre

    Springfield Hotel

    Family hotel in Leixlip with restaurant, bar/lounge

    Address: Leixlip, Co.Kildare W23W280

    • Grange Castle Golf Club - km
  • 0.84km to City/Town Centre

    The K Club

    Nestled by the banks of the River Liffey, in the charming village of Straffan Co. Kildare, The K Club offers you the highest standards of comfort, service and cuisine. Located just 30 minutes from Dublin's International airport and Dublin's City Centre it is the perfect escape for those looking to marry the idyllic Irish country retreat with all the iconic tourist attractions Dublin city has to offer. Ireland's Ryder Cup Venue, The K Club is home to two Arnold Palmer designed championship golf courses - the Ryder Cup Course and the Smurfit Course and has hosted numerous international tournaments including the 2006 Ryder Cup, 2016 Irish Open and 13 European Opens. This picturesque resort also features a 20,000 sq/ft. state-of-the-art Spa along with fishing, kayaking, horse-riding, falconry, archery, clay pigeon shooting & much more.

    Address: Straffan, Co. Kildare

    • Clonfert Pet Farm - km
    • Maynooth University - km
  • 2.12km to City/Town Centre

    The Keadeen Hotel

    The Keadeen Hotel is a 4 Star luxury property situated in Newbridge town and in the heart of Co. Kildare. Just 30 minutes from Dublin City, facilities include 72 luxurious bedrooms and suites, extensive conference, occasion and wedding suites, lounge bar, bistro, restaurant and leisure centre. Complimenting the luxurious interiors are the extensive and beautifully manicured gardens making it a total oasis of relaxation no matter whether your stay with us is for business or pleasure.Established and operated by the O'Loughlin family since 1970 The Keadeen hotel has a solid reputation for delivering traditional hospitality and professional service. Located in the heart of county Kildare guests have access to the world renowned racecourses of the Curragh, Naas and Punchestown home to exciting racing festivals, the nearby Irish National Stud as well as an extensive range of special interest activities including golf, motor racing, walking, fishing and much more.

    Address: Curragh Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

    • Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens - km
    • Curragh Racecourse - km
  • 25.11km to City/Town Centre

    Westgrove Hotel and Conference Centre

    Westgrove Hotel which nestles in the County Kildare village of Clane, is a mere 10 minutes from the M4 and Maynooth and the M7 and Naas. Easily accessible to all local Kildare amenities such as Punchestown, Mondello, Straffan, Naas, Kildare Shopping Village Outlet Centre and the Curragh, the 4 star Westgrove Hotel Kildare provides the perfect haven for the leisure or business traveller.

    Address: AbbeylandsClane, Naas, Co. KildareW91 YWE0

    • Clonfert Pet Farm - km
    • Naas Racecourse - km

Things to See & Do

Landmarks

  • Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens
  • Castletown House
  • Punchestown Racecourse
  • Curragh Racecourse
  • The K Club
  • Naas Racecourse
  • Kildare Village Shopping Outlet
  • Clonfert Pet Farm
  • Maynooth University
  • Grange Castle Golf Club
  • Port of Larne
  • Port of Cork
  • The Royal Curragh Golf Club
  • Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons
  • Mondello Park Motor Racetrack

Things to Do

  • Irish National Stud & Gardens: The national stud is a thoroughbred horse breeding facility established in 1946 and owned by the Irish Government. People travel from near and far to view some of Ireland’s most immaculately-bred stallions. Also on site are the beautiful Japanese Gardens. The gardens were completed in 1910 and trace out the passage of a soul from birth to death. If that isn’t enough there is also a Horse Museum on site which aims to bring the nation’s love affair with horses to life.

  • Newbridge Silverware: The Newbridge Silverware visitor centre has been described as a contemporary shopper’s paradise. Along with its award winning café and extensive showrooms one can also visit the Museum of Style Icons which is on site. Included in the museum are displays of some of the most recognisable outfits of iconic stars such as Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn.

  • Kildare Village: One of Europe’s leading Chic Outlet Shopping Villages. Housing just under 100 fashion and lifestyle boutiques such as Armani, Louise Kennedy, Mulberry, Brooks Brothers, Anya Hindmarch and Diane von Furstenberg and with each boutique offering savings of up to 60% off, all year round, Kildare Village offers a unique and authentic shopping experience for all.

  • Mondello Park International Motor Racing: As Ireland’s only International Motorsport venue Mondello offers the perfect day out for any motor enthusiast. A large variety of driving packages are available with car brands such as BMW and Porsche. Professional driving instructors are also available to further enhance your experience. A small museum containing a number of rally and track cars from the past 30 years is also on site. 

  • Castletown House: A Palladian Country House built in 1722 for William Connolly, the speaker of the Irish House of Commons. Castletown House offers a unique glimpse into 18th and 19th century Ireland. Visitors are drawn to Castletown from near and far to admire its extraordinary scale, decoration, plasterworks and collections. It is also said to have influenced the design of the White House in Washington.

  • Lullymore Discovery Park: Set in the heart of Bog Allen, Ireland’s largest Bog, Lullymore occupies 60 acres of the finest and most breath-taking landscapes that Kildare has to offer. Guided tours are available for visitors who want to delve deeper into the biodiverse history of this environmental site. There is also an indoor forest-themed play centre and an outdoor play area with crazy golf, a pet farm and train trips.

  • Bog of Allen Nature Centre: Selected as one of the top 10 Eco projects in Ireland by the Lonely Planet. The aim of the centre is to conserve a portion of these Irish peatlands in Rathangan, County Kildare for future generations to experience. Run by the Irish Peatland Conservation Council, to date, 250,000 ha of peatlands have be conserved.

  • Maynooth Castle: Originally constructed in 1203, and at the time was one of the largest keeps constructed in Ireland. For centuries it served as the home for the Earls of Kildare. Now open to the public this heritage site is run by the Office of Public Works. Guided tours are available, lasting approximately 40 minutes. There is also a self-guiding exhibition including an exhibition on the history of the castle and the Fitzgerald family.