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Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

The town takes it's name from the church founded in 490 AD by Kildare's patron saint, Brigid. Today St. Brigid's Church of Ireland cathedral stands on what is believed to be the original site of the ancient church.. The exact age of this historic town is unknown however the Round Tower, with it's entrance 12 ft above the ground is believed to have been standing since the 10th century. The cathedral has been present in the town since 1223 and remains to this very day thanks to several reconstructions.

Kildare town is ideally situated, with it's central location for exploration of the surrounding countryside. The Bog of Allen is easily accessible from Kildare Town, the bog is the largest bog land in the country, stretching right across the country from the eastern extremities to the mighty Shannon in the west.

On this page you can see a map of Kildare Town, see what's on in Kildare Town, find out how to get to Kildare Town, find things to see and do in Kildare Town, visit local websites for Kildare Town, find Hotels in Kildare Town, find Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Kildare Town, browse restaurants in Kildare Town.

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Rail to Kildare Town

Kildare Town, Co. Kildare is served by Kildare.

Bus to Kildare Town

  • Bus routes operated by South Kildare Community Transport:
    • Athy - Newbridge
  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 124:
      • Dublin (Busras) - Portlaoise (Laois Shopping Centre N80)
      • Portlaoise (Meehan Court N80) - Dublin (Belfield)
    • 126:
      • Dublin (DCU) - Kildare (Boyles)
      • Kildare (Opp Boyles) - Dublin (Belfield)
  • Bus routes operated by Dublin Coach:
    • 300:
      • Annacotty
      • O'Connell Bridge
    • 726:
      • Laois Shopping Centre
      • Zone 14
    • 816
  • Bus routes operated by Kenneally's Bus Service:
    • 735:
      • Zone 14

Things to See and Do in Kildare Town

Dunmurry Springs Golf Club Dunmurry Springs Golf Club

Dunmurry Springs, Dunmurry Hill, Co Kildare
Located just a few miles form the Curragh Racecourse, Dunmurry Springs offers a classic yet contemporary, challenging and therapeutic golfing experience. Dunmurry Springs is becoming renowned as a ‘Real Golfers Golf Course’. The prestigi

Kildare Town Heritage Centre & Tourist Office

Market House, Market Square, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Visit Kildare Town’s exciting Heritage Centre. Situated in the 17th Century Market House is a multi-media exhibition telling the story of St. Brigid’s Kildare. The Centre is located opposite St. Brigid’s Cathedral.

Hotels in Kildare Town

Kildare House Hotel Kildare House Hotel

Dublin Road, Kildare Town, Kildare, Co. Kildare
Situated in the heart of Kildare town, Kildare House Hotel is just a 5-minute walk to the pedestrian entrance of Kildare Village Outlet Shopping and a 5-minute drive to the Curragh Racecourse, National Stud and Japanese Gardens.

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Kildare Town

Lord Edward Lord Edward

Silken Thomas, The Square, Kildare, Co. Kildare
Housed in an 18th-century property, Lord Edward offers stylish accommodation, just off the M7 motorway. There is a contemporary on-site restaurant, a bar and a nightclub.

Tulloch Tulloch

Knavinstown, Kildare, Co. Kildare
In a scenic quiet location 7 km from Kildare, Tulloch offers en suite accommodation with a sun terrace and a shared guest lounge. Free WiFi is available in public areas and there is free private parking on site.

Restaurants in Kildare Town

Annamars Restaurant Annamars Restaurant

Station Road, Kildare town, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare
French Creative Cuisine

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The Silken Thomas, The Square, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

D Boland D Boland

The Square Kildare, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Harte Harte's Bar & Grill

Market Square, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare
Hartes is a favourite place to go amongst those who like a great meal and the traditional pint. As a gastropub they pride themselves on suppling the best food and drink combination around Kildare.

Kingsland Chinese

Market Square, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

L L'Officina by Dunne & Crescenzi (Kildare)

Kildare Chic Outlet Shopping Village, Kildare, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare
L'Officina is Italian for 'the workshop'; like its twin in Dundrum, this is a place where tradition meets the modern age and meld the two to form something that transcends both. L'Officina, in Kildare Chic Outlet Shopping Village, offers the tastes a

Sitaaray Indian

The Square, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare
Indian Restaurant

The Gallops@ Kildare House Hotel

Kildare House Hotel, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare
Newly renovated 21 bedroom hotel in the heart of Kildare town and only thirty minutes from Dublin, the Kildare House Hotel has the welcoming ambiance of a Country House Hotel with the advantage of being perfectly located in the heart of Kildare town.

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Pubs & Nightlife

Kildare Town Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

Map of Kildare Town