Kildare
The Essential
Interesting
This lively town, the administrative centre of County Kildare, boasts a number of historic sights, as well as some pleasant pubs. Kildare takes its name from the Celtic Cill Dara, which translates as the church of the oak. According to legend, St Bridget, whose feast day is celebrated on 1 February, founded the church near an oak tree around the year 480. Kildare also has a real tradition of horse breeding and is home to the national stud.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Kildare

Castletown House
Castletown House
Celbridge
1:30
Irish National Stud
Irish National Stud
Kildare
Japanese Gardens
Japanese Gardens
Kildare
1:30
St Brigid's Cathedral
St Brigid's Cathedral
Kildare
0:30
Steam Museum
Steam Museum
Straffan
1:30
Coolcarrigan Gardens
Coolcarrigan Gardens
Naas
0:30