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.
Map of Kildare Town
Getting To and Around Kildare Town
For information on getting to and around Co. Kildare, see our Co. Kildare Transport Guide.
Public Transport to and around Kildare Town
126b Kildare - Outside Connolly Station Bus route operated by Go-Ahead
126d Outside Connolly Station - Prosperous Bus route operated by Go-Ahead
126u Kildare - University College Dublin Bus route operated by Go-Ahead
Cork/Mallow Service Rail service operated by Irish Rail
Galway Service Rail service operated by Irish Rail
Kildare/Waterford Service Rail service operated by Irish Rail
Portlaoise/Limerick Service Rail service operated by Irish Rail
Tralee Service Rail service operated by Irish Rail
9 Rail service operated by Irish Rail
726 Zone 16 Bus route operated by Dublin Coach
726 Nass Ind Estate, stop 104241 Bus route operated by Dublin Coach
726 Dublin Street Bus route operated by Dublin Coach
726 Laois Shopping Centre Bus route operated by Dublin Coach
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Places to Stay in Kildare Town
Things to Do in Kildare Town
- Dunmurry Springs Golf Club Dunmurry Springs, Dunmurry Hill
- Kildare Town Heritage Centre & Tourist Office Market House, Market Square