Kildare is an ancient cathedral town steeped in history. Saint Brigid, one of Ireland's patron saints, established a nunnery here in the 6th century. On the original nunnery site there is today a magnificent 13th century cathedral flanked by a 9th century round tower. In the town centre are located the remains of the castle of the famous Earls of Kildare, the once powerful Fitzgeralds, though only one of the three original towers remains today. The cathedral and the castle are surrounded by a triangle of abbeys, the Black, the Grey and the White Abbeys. (Kildare - meaning The Church of the Oak Tree).

 Activities in Kildare

Department Stores
Irish Culture And Craft Work
Kildarer Woollen Mills
Kildare Woollen Mills

Equestrian Centres
Red Hills Riding Stables

Golf Courses
The Curragh Golf Club


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