Brighid's Holy Wells in KildareKildare, Ireland The Goddess or St. Brigid has two holy wells in Kildare? She certainly does. Some say that one of the wells belongs to the Ancient Goddess Brigid while the other well belongs to St. Brigid. Both are sacred, both are holy, and both hold Brigid's magical healing waters. Well #1 is the ancient "original"...more
No visit to Ireland is complete without visisting the Irish National Stud!Besides seeing the amazing stud, learning about the stallions, the daily life, seeing the young foals, you can go to the horsemuseum and learn about the previous owners odd habit letting his newborn foals have the stars layed out for them, and without hesitation sell a foal...more
Ireland is one of rare countries that have a National Stud.I would sugest to go there during a nice day because it is not only about the stud. There, you can visit 2 very nice gardens; St. Fiachra's Garden and Japanese Gardens.St. Fiachra's Garden is a commemorative garden to St. Fiachra, Patron Saint of Gardeners. It was designed by Martin...more
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If you are arriving to Kildare by train, there is a free shuttle bus waiting in front of the station that goes to the Outlet vilage and National stud.
Only check with the driver the schedule to go back. It is important if you are going to the National stud since it is not very close to the Kildare village itself.
Few minutes walking distance from the centre of Kildare is a Kildare Village - Outlet shopping centre.
There are ... I would say some 30 outlets of shops that you can find in Dublin. Prices are, of course, lower than in Dublin.
Mostly, they are clothes shops, but some have sportsware, shoes, things for home.
There is also nice Italian restaurant where you can have a lunch and next to the outlet village is a playground for kids.
What to pay: Depends on the shop, but anyway less than in Dublin in same shops.
The last addition to the Irish National Stud complex is St Fiachra’s Garden. After oh so many queries from visitors as to why there was a Japanese Garden on the grounds, but no Irish Garden, the situation was remedied just recently.The garden is dedicated to St Fiachra, patron saint of gardeners, and only has native Irish flora. The centre of it is...more
Prior to being a State owned Stud Farm, the property in the early part of the 20th century belonged to Colonel William Hall-Walker who had turned to horse breeding as a hobby. Often being described as eccentric, he also decided to establish a Japanese Garden on its ground.These gardens are quite fascinating. Through its flowers, bushes and trees...more