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Naas, Co. Kildare

This town, which also happens to be the County town developed on the site of a residence of the Leinster kings. Behind the town hall is an Anglo-Norman motte and off the main street is the medieval church of St. David, whose patronage was bought from their native Wales by the Fitzgeralds. A branch line of the Grand Canal enables boats to berth in the harbour near the 19th century Market House and the town library.

The name An Nas translates as 'The Castle of the Kings', Naas being once the governing centre of the kings of Leinster. Naas developed into a fortified town under the Nomans and was later razed by Edward Bruce. It later returned to prominence due to the horse racing industry and is now the county town of Kildare. A signposted walk takes in the remains of the 13th century castle on the grounds of St. David's Protestant church.

Other places of historic interest include Jigginstown House, located a mile to the south west of Naas. The uncompleted house, now in ruin was to have been a palace for Charles 1 and a Bronze Age burial site, discovered in 1930 at Punchestowns.

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

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Bus to Naas

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 123:
      • Dublin (Connolly LUAS stop) - Newbridge (Ryans Bar)
      • Newbridge (Riverbank Theatre) - Dublin (Busras)
    • 124:
      • Dublin (Busras) - Portlaoise (Laois Shopping Centre N80)
      • Portlaoise (Meehan Court N80) - Dublin (Belfield)
    • 126:
      • Dublin (DCU) - Kildare (Boyles)
      • Kildare (Opp Boyles) - Dublin (Belfield)
    • 126N:
      • Dublin (Halfpenny Bridge) - Newbridge (Opp Ryans Bar)
      • Newbridge (Ryans Bar) - Dublin (Busras)
    • 130:
      • Athy (C Bar Leinster Street) - Dublin (Busras)
      • Dublin (Busras) - Kilcullen (Fraser Garage)
  • Bus routes operated by Dublin Coach:
    • 726:
      • Laois Shopping Centre
      • Zone 14
  • Bus routes operated by Kenneally's Bus Service:
    • 736:
      • Lower Branch Road
      • The Folly
      • Waterford Institute of Technology
      • Zone 14
    • 846:
      • Caragh Court Naas
      • Fairgreen Street Naas
      • Naas
      • Pipers Hill College Naas
      • The Cloisters Clane
    • NUM-6:
      • Bord Na Mona
      • Carlow Barrack Street

Things to See and Do in Naas

Coolcarrigan Gardens and Church

Coill Dubh, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Experience the wonder of these fine Irish gardens.

Craddockstown Golf Club Craddockstown Golf Club

Naas, Co Kildare, Ireland
We in Craddockstown Golf Club are proud of what we have achieved during our short history. We have set out to deliver a top class golfing experience complemented by friendly and efficient service from our administrative bar and catering staff. We ho

Hotels in Naas

Killashee Hotel Killashee Hotel

Old Kilcullen Road, Naas, Co. Kildare
A haven of peace and tranquillity in County Kildare, just 30 minutes from Dublin’s vibrant city centre, this luxurious hotel and spa stands within acres of beautifully landscaped, private grounds.

Lawlors Hotel Lawlors Hotel

Poplar Square, Naas, Co. Kildare
Lawlors Hotel is in the heart of Naas, County Kildare, a 10-minute walk from Naas Racecourse. It has spacious room with free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and a traditional Irish bar.

Monaghans Harbour Hotel Monaghans Harbour Hotel

Newbridge Road, Naas, Co. Kildare
Monaghans Harbour Hotel is in the centre of Naas, just one mile from Naas Racecourse. The family-run hotel has a restaurant and rooms with en suite bathrooms and Satellite TVs.

Osprey Hotel & Spa Osprey Hotel & Spa

Devoy Quarter, Naas, Co. Kildare
Offering luxurious rooms, a 20-metre pool,and a modern leisure club The Osprey Hotel and Spa is located in the vibrant town of Naas. Just 1 mile from Naas Racecourse, it features a chic bar and restaurant.

The Town House Hotel The Town House Hotel

Newbridge Road, Naas, Co Kildare, Naas, Co. Kildare
Set 5 km from Naas Racecourse in Naas, The Town House Hotel features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Naas Court Hotel

Main Street Naas

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Naas

Bridge Bed and Breakfast Bridge Bed and Breakfast

Jigginstown Green, Naas, Co. Kildare
Bridge Bed and Breakfast is a family-run townhouse situated in Naas town, offering full Irish breakfasts and rooms with free WiFi. With free parking, it is just 3 minutes’ drive from the M7 motorway.

Dun Aonghus B&B Dun Aonghus B&B

Beggars End, Naas, Co. Kildare
Situated just 2 km from the town of Naas, the rural Dun Aonghus offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking. This tranquil country home is also just 1 km from Craddockstown Golf Club.

Killossy B&B Killossy B&B

Mullacash North, Killashee, Naas, Co. Kildare
Set in Naas, 5 km from Punchestown Racecourse, Killossy B&B features free WiFi access and free private parking. Every room comes with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room.

White Swan White Swan

Sallins, Naas. Sherlockstown Common, Sherlockstown, Co. Kildare
Featuring free WiFi and a sun terrace, White Swan offers accommodation in Sherlockstown, 27 km from Dublin. Free private parking is available on site. There is free shuttle service at the property.

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Pubs & Nightlife

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

Map of Naas