What to see in County Kildare?
Check out all the places I’ve been visiting in County Kildare.
I stopped to see the Military graveyard on the Curragh of Kildare. It is called Curragh Military Cemetery and is situated on the eastern side of Curragh Military Camp, 3 miles southwest of Newbridge, and 4 miles southeast of Kildare town. The Curragh has historically been a military assembly area, due to the wide expanse […]Read More
The Curragh is a flat open plain of almost 2,000 hectares (5,000 acres) of common land in County Kildare. The name Curragh comes from the Irish word “currach” which translates as “plain”, a place of the running horse. So, the Curragh is Ireland’s largest, finest, and possibly only, example of a surviving ancient lowland unenclosed […]Read More
Only twenty minutes drive from Carlow Town is located a stunning 12th Century Kilkea Castle. It is one of the oldest inhabited castles in Ireland. And, it was a medieval stronghold of the Fitzgeralds, earls of Kildare. The Castle is located in the small village of Kilkea, in County Kildare. It is 5 km northwest […]Read More
I highly recommend going for lunch at The Old Yard at Garterfarm in Castledermot, County Kildare. I had the pleasure of visiting The Old Yard again in May. It was a beautiful sunny day and lots of flowers around. I went for lunch there and had the delicious soup of the day and sourdough bread. I had also open sandwiches made with […]Read More
The small town of Castledermot in County Kildare was originally called ‘Diseart Diarmad’; meaning ‘Dermot’s Hermitage’. This was once a very important ecclesiastical center and there are many fine ruins in the area. These include the remains of a Round Tower and High Crosses, an Abbey – a Franciscan Friary and Kilkea Castle is also […]Read More
While visiting The Irish National Stud and Gardens I searched for some attractions located near and I found out about Three Abbeys of Kildare. Three Abbeys were established in and around Kildare Town in the 13th century, they were known as the Grey Abbey, the Black Abbey and the White Abbey. They are named after […]Read More
The horse is synonymous with Ireland and especially County Kildare which is known as the Thoroughbred County. County Kildare has The Irish National Stud & Gardens, three racecourses, the Curragh Plains, RACE Academy and the Bloodstock Agency. Based at Tully, Kildare Town, The Irish National Stud and Gardens is one of the top attraction of […]Read More
In the grounds of The Irish National Stud and Gardens in County Kildare, there are two stunning gardens – the iconic Japanese Gardens and St. Fiachra’s Garden which is a essence of Ireland’s landscape natural beauty in its rawest state. St. Fiachra’s Garden was created to celebrate the Millenium at the Irish National Stud and […]Read More
Recently I visited the world famous, amazing Japanese Gardens at The Irish National Stud & Gardens located in Tully, County Kildare. The Gardens are now of international renown and are acclaimed as the finest Japanese Gardens in Europe. The Irish National Stud’s Japanese Gardens were created between 1906 and 1910. They were devised by Colonel William […]Read More
Another great spot to go for brunch/lunch in County Kildare is a place called The Old Yard. It is a renovated 18th-century farmyard. And it is located in the rural Irish countryside, at Garterfarm, just outside the town of Castledermot. Castledermot in itself is a great spot for exploring. In the town you will find […]Read More
I recently visited Burton House for the first time and was so impressed by The Green Barn Restaurant. Burtown’s Green Barn Restaurant is a contemporary and and chic restaurant set in the historic gardens of Burtown House, in the front parkland and overlooking the walled vegetable garden. The interior design of The Green Barn is […]Read More
The Irish historical house named Burtown House is one of two 17th century houses in County Kildare to never have been sold, and the only house that you can visit, and have guided tours by family members. It is the only original Quaker house in Ireland that can be visited that is still lived in […]Read More
Old Kilcullen is a significant historical site in County Kildare, outside the town of Kilcullen, just under 5 km from Newbridge and approximately 13 km from Naas. Old Kilcullen is the site of a round tower and a decorated High Cross. Another, much older, historic site, Dun Ailinne, is located approximately one kilometre away to […]Read More
Another shopper’s paradise in County Kildare is amazing Kildare Village. Kildare Village is Ireland’s only luxury outlet shopping destination. It is one of 11 luxury shopping destinations in The Bicester Village Shopping Collection. The 11 Villages are located close to some of the most important cities in Western Europe and China. They are in London, […]Read More