County Kildare Things to Do

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County Kildare Things to Do

  • Kilkea Castle

    Kilkea castle was built in 1181 by Sir Walter de Riddlesford and later, by marriage, came into possession of the Earls of Kildare who resided at the stronghold for more than 700 years. It is rumoured that the 11th Earl of Kildare, known as "Wizard Earl" is still haunting the walls of Kilkea castle. He was highly interested in alchemy which caused...

  • Great for blowing off the cobwebs.

    Donadea Forst park is situated in County Kildare about 30 miles from Dublin. To say that it is forest is stretching the definition somewhat. Quite when a wood becomes a forest I have no idea - ut tghis place still strikes me as being on the woody side.Apart from the annoying 4 euro car parking charge, a walk around this delightful place is just the...

  • Watch a Morning Training Run

    It was pure magic! The horses came silently out of the mist as in a dream. And, for me, it was dream come true. Not that I love the racing - no, but the idea of man and horse enjoying life together. It is obvious that the animals were eager to run, but they were calm and composed.(There should just be 5 photos. I don't know why they copied so many...

  • walk around the town

    Driving from Athlone (Baile Atha Luain) through Tullamore and Kildare (Cill Dara) to Glendalough (Gleann da Loch) is quite an adventure. You never know if the road will be a full two lanes, one and one-half, or a bridge where only one vehicle can pass at a time. Three times we came across sheep on the road. Kildare has the National Stud Farm, and...

  • Cill Dara

    Kildare is one of the oldest towns of Ireland and famous mostly for St. Brigid of Kildare and the present cathedral which was built in 1223 by Ralph of Bristol. St. Brigid, the founder of the original church that was built at this spot in the 5th century, is one of the 3 most famous Irish saints (along with St. Patrick and St. Columcille). She...

  • St. Fiachra's Garden at Irish National...

    Another garden on site is St. Fiachra's Garden; the Patron Saint of Gardens.We didn't have time to visit this garden but from what we could see it looked very peaceful. The concept of the garden seeks to present to the visitor a natural environment which inspired the spirituality of the 6th and 7th centuries monastic movement in Ireland. In the...

  • Japanese Gardens - at Irish National...

    Surprisingly horses are not the only things to visit at the Irish National Stud. It is also the grounds for the Japanese Gardens (which seemed a bit out of place in Ireland) and the St. Fiachra’s Garden.The Japanese Gardens were beautiful. Lovely walk.... the Gardens were planned to symbolise the 'Life of Man' and you will need the handout map if...

  • Irish National Stud

    Visit Ireland’s finest thoroughbreds..... Lovely visit with a guide who explains the history and the breading process. You can see the love they have for their horses. When the breeders get too old, they still have a home there for the rest of their life. Not too far from Dublin, makes a great day trip.Their most famous thoroughbred is Indian...

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