Top things to do

Gardens in Kildare Town

Irish National Stud & Gardens

With highlights such as the 'Teasing Shed', the Irish National Stud, about 3km south of town, is the big attraction in the locality – horse-mad Queen Elizabeth II dropped in during her historic 2011 visit. This imma…
Cathedral in Kildare Town

St Brigid's Cathedral

The solid presence of 13th-century St Brigid's Cathedral looms over Market Sq. Look out for a fine stained-glass window inside that depicts the three main saints of Ireland: Patrick, Brigid and Colmcille. The church…
Shopping Centre in Kildare Town

Kildare Village

They come from all over the country to buy discounted versions of their favourite brands at this American-style outlet mall about 1km south of town (just off exit 13 on the M7 motorway). More than a hundred high str…
Cafe in Kildare Town


Just off Market Sq, this trendy little cafe has a fine range of homemade food. There's a full coffee bar and a menu of salads, soups, sandwiches and tasty hot specials.