The Irish National Stud & Gardens is located in the thoroughbred county, County Kildare.

Irelands’ horse heritage has developed from folklore, legends and high kings to a place where the story of the horse is embedded within our DNA. From ancient warriors to stud farm legends, County Kildare is steeped in history, horses and heroes. Yet there’s more to the Thoroughbred County than mythical warriors and racing royalty, its waterways, boglands and fertile pastures make it a land of eye-catching colourful contrasts. A glorious blend of old and new; County Kildare is one of the most unique places to visit in Ireland where everybody and anybody is very warmly welcomed. Famous around the world for its link with the horse and picturesque landscapes, fueled by great people, unique stories, food, shopping and places to stay.

Things to do in Kildare

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The Curragh Racecourse

The Curragh Racecourse — usually referred to as simply the Curragh — is one of Ireland’s most important Thoroughbred racecourses.

Naas Racecourse

Naas Racecourse is a horse racing venue in Naas, County Kildare, Ireland, approximately 18 miles from Dublin.

Punchestown Racecourse

Punchestown Racecourse is located in the parish of Eadestown, between the R410 and R411 regional roads near Naas, County Kildare, in Ireland.

Kildare Village

Kildare Village is home to over 100 brands from the world’s most exciting designers. Discover open-air shopping and the finest eateries.

Newbridge Silverware

Since 1934, Newbridge Silverware is crafting quality jewellery, homeware and giftware in the heart of the Curragh Plains in Co. Kildare, Ireland.


Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park is a visitor attractions in the Kildare region. It is a destination for families, school tours, birthday parties and tourists.

Legends of Kildare VR

Legends of Kildare Virtual Reality experience transports you back in time on an emotional and magical journey which allows you to connect directly with these ancient characters.

Places to Eat, Drink & Stay in Kildare

Explore the best places to eat in Kildare and book a fine-dining experience in a gourmet restaurant. Discover experimental menus and inventive ingredients, make it a meal to remember.

Stop off at one of the county’s gastropubs, appreciate the gorgeous interiors and the fresh takes on signature Irish dishes. Head to Kildare town for some stylish cocktails and dance the night away.

With its energetic nightlife and warm welcome, you’ll soon return to the Thoroughbred County.


Cunningham’s Kildare is housed in “The Round Tower House” building and dates back to 1916, “The Round Tower House Building itself has been a commercial premises.


A multi award winning Gastropub located in the heart of the market square in Kildare town and just a 5 minute walk from Kildare Village outlet shopping.


Firecastle is an artisan grocers, a delicatessen, a bakery and a café with cookery school and 10 en suite guest bedrooms.

Silken Thomas

The Silken Thomas is a family operated business, which was established over 45 years ago, ocated in the heart of Kildare Town.

Hanged Man

The Hanged Mans Pub and Restaurant is located in Milltown, Newbridge, Co Kildare in Ireland and offers quality food in a great atmosphere.

Killashee Hotel

Killashee Hotel, Spa & Leisure is a 4 star luxury hotel in Naas Kildare with magnificent views over the Wicklow mountains and Kildare countryside.


The K Club is one of Ireland’s top golf and spa resorts, tucked away in the Kildare countryside yet just on Dublin’s doorstep.

The Keadeen Hotel

The 4 Star Keadeen Hotel is located in the heart of County Kildare, is the nearest hotel to The Curragh & is just 35 min from Dublin.

Osprey Hotel

Osprey Hotel is of contemporary style with 108 bedrooms including classic and executive rooms, junior and duplex suites and two penthouse suites with balconies.

Kildare House Hotel

Family run & owned Hotel situated in the heart of Kildare town, Kildare House Hotel was purchased in November 2019 & has been fully refurbished since.

Kilkea Castle 

The luxurious Kilkea Castle Estate & Golf Resort located in Co. Kildare, just one hour from Dublin. Newly Renovated in 2017.

Uncover Ireland's Ancient East

Experience Ireland’s Ancient East where vibrant history and modern life meet. Enjoy memorable food experiences, wander down the cobbled streets of medieval towns and explore the gorgeous gardens of this scenic region.

Hear local legends and mythical tales of the east of Ireland on a lively walking tour or travel back in time at an ancient monastic site. Head on an epic mountain hike and after, experience the cultural riches of the incredible cities.


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Irish National Stud & Gardens,
Brallistown Little, Tully, Co. Kildare,
R51 KX25, Ireland

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