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Kildare Village

For a great day out, nestled within landscaped grounds and presented in an authentic village environment, Kildare Village is the perfect luxury shopping destination.

You will find it difficult to resist temptation with over 95 brands such as Louise Kennedy, Armani, Brooks Brothers, Anya Hindmarch, Mulberry and Hugo Boss offering up to 60% off all year around.

The Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens

The Irish National Stud is set amid 958 acres of land. Part of this land is open to visitors, offering guided tours showing Vintage crop, Danolie and the Irish Horse Museum. The Japanese Gardens are situated in the grounds of the Stud Farm and are artistic, horticultural, religious, philosophical & historical. St. Fiachra’s Gardens was built to celebrate the Millennium. It features woodland walks, Monastic cells and a Waterford Crystal Garden.

Newbridge Silver

Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre is a contemporary shopper’s paradise, housing our complete range of products and incorporating the famous Museum of Style Icons on-site. Free entry and on-site parking for coaches. Wheelchair Accessible. Groups welcome.

The Curragh

The Curragh Racecourse, usually referred to as simply The Curragh, is Ireland’s most important Thoroughbred racecourse. Situated on the Curragh plains in County Kildare, recognised as one of the oldest natural grasslands in Europe. It is a recorded monument under the National Monuments Act, being designated a Special Environment.

Punchestown Racecourse

The home of Irish National Hunt Racing for more than 150 years is very different to any other racecourse for the simple fact that it is the only racecourse in Ireland to continue to host cross country racing, the very founder of modern era steeplechasing.

Today, Punchestown is not only the home of the most valuable National Hunt Festival in Ireland but also the home of a host of very competitive and exciting race days where the needs of senior citizens right down to toddlers are catered for over a broad range of price structures.

The Steam Museum, Straffan

The Steam Museum & Lodge Park Walled Garden is a steam museum located in County Kildare, Ireland. It contains a collection of prototype model locomotives and live steam engines

Lullymore heritage & discovery park

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park was opened by President Mary Robinson in 1993 and has since developed into a leading attraction for international and Irish visitors, tour groups of all ages, families, schools and special events at Easter, Halloween and Christmas

Bog of Allen Nature Centre

An exploration of the habitats and life in Ireland’s bogland. Gardens with lake, fen and bog habitats, greenhouse of insect eating plants and peat free wild flower and vegetable growing. Guided and self guiding tours of the garden and nearby Lodge Bog. Walking route known as the Lullymore Biodiversity Trail between the nature centre and two bogs nearby. Museum exhibition about the growth of peat, life in the boglands, the future of boglands in Ireland and peat free gardening techniques. Open all year round Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Special openings at weekends from May to September.

Castletown House

Castletown is the largest and most significant Palladian style country house in Ireland. Built c.1722 for the speaker of the Irish House of Commons, William Conolly (1622- 1729) the designs of a number of important architects were used, notably Alessandro Gailiei, Sir Edward Lovett Pearce and later Sir William Chambers. The entire estate was sold by the Conolly-Carew family in 1965 to a property developer and in 1967 the house and some parkland were purchased by the Hon. Desmond Guinness. Both Mr Guinness and subsequently the Castletown Foundation, who acquired the house in 1979, devoted considerable effort and resources to maintaining the house and restoring the principal rooms to a high standard. Castletown was transferred to state care on 1 January 1994