Kildare is the perfect place to discover all the wonderful things about ancient Ireland. It’s also known for its exquisite charm and beauty, attractions, rich history and friendly people. There are also lots of exciting things to do in Kildare and you will surely be spoiled for choices.

The top things to do in Kildare are as follows:

Take a Tour in Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens

You can take a tour around The National Stud and enjoy museums dedicated to Irish Horses. The Japanese Gardens are said to be living monuments of Western and Eastern cultures and there’s also a lovely little cafe in the vicinity. These places can be enjoyed on your leisure or as part of your guided tours. This activity is recommended for the entire family.

Shop at Kildare Village

Kildare Village is just about 15 minutes from Hotel Kildare Town with hosts of designer shops at amazing outlet prices up to about 70% off. There are also restaurants, a kids’ playground and a café on site. The Clanard Court is one of the finest hotels close to Kildare Village Outlets and the perfect place if you want to stay nearby.

Spend an Afternoon in Burtown House and Gardens

This place provides a perfect place to spend the afternoon exploring lush flowers, vegetables and also exploring woodland gardens with some beautiful farmland and park walks. You can also stop by the café and relax with a cup of coffee or tea with yummy treats to cap off a leisurely afternoon.

Explore the Heritage Icons of South Kildare’s Heritage Icons

Another exciting thing to do in Kildare is to take a stroll around Town of Athy and enjoy historic scenery along the River Barrow. Near the vicinity of the Moone Abbey, there is also an ancient monastery where you can visit one of the highly preserved High Crosses of Ireland. For more fascinating insights to local Quacker Heritage, you can also consider visiting the library and museum. Then drive to Kildare Town  and learn more about the mythology of St. Brigid and Fionn Mac Cumhail.  

Take a Boat Trip

There are boat tours that you can experience on the famous waterways in the locality such as the Barrow & Grand Canal that meets Athy. Barges and narrow boats are perfect combinations to enjoy and explore the captivating local waterways. Boats can be hired for a day.

Visit the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge Silverware

Situated in Newbridge Silverware Visitor Center, this is a permanent exhibition committed to excellence and design. This showcases outfits and artifacts with some of the legendary silver screen stars.

We have listed a few of many activities to do in Kildare. Don’t be afraid to do some research yourself and look up the best places to eat! Judge Roy Beans in Newbridge is a favourite of ours! But no matter what you do, just relax and have fun!