County Kildare, Ireland

County Kildare, Ireland

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Where to stay around County Kildare?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 32 holiday lettings near County Kildare. From 19 cottages to 9 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near County Kildare is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in County Kildare?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in County Kildare. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Dublin: 453 holiday homes
  • Dublin City: 388 holiday homes
  • County Wexford: 282 holiday homes
  • County Wicklow: 106 holiday homes
  • Kilkenny: 34 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in County Kildare! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in County Kildare?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in County Kildare with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Dublin: 453 holiday lettings
  • Kilkenny: 34 holiday lettings
  • Malahide: 409 holiday lettings
  • Drogheda: 21 holiday lettings
  • Gorey: 43 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in County Kildare?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in County Kildare. From HomeAway travellers, the top 5 popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Naas Racecourse: 383 holiday rentals
  • Swords Castle: 478 holiday rentals
  • Citywest Convention Centre: 463 holiday rentals
  • Blanchardstown Shopping Centre: 487 holiday rentals
  • Upper Lake: 92 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around County Kildare listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in County Kildare also enquired about cottages in County Wicklow, country house / chateaus in County Meath and holiday homes in County Westmeath

Plan tomorrow from the comfort of a holiday rental home or holiday cottage in County Kildare, Ireland

County Kildare is an inland county in the province of Leinster. It is in the south west of Dublin in Ireland and counties Carlow, Meath, Laois, Offally, Wicklow and Dublin border County Kildare. Kildare is a beautiful county with lush green pasture, open grassland and large areas of bog land intermingled with gentle rolling hills and trees.

Places to holiday in County Kildare

The waterways and canals are one of the key strengths in promoting tourism in County Kildare and Kildare County Council are constantly updating facilities for angling and other activities. The area also has excellent golf and equestrian facilities and provides opportunities for walking and cycling. There is so much to see and do that staying in hotels and guest houses can be rather restrictive and this is why so many visitors to the area look for self-catering accommodation for their holiday.

Holiday cottages are the most popular self-catering option as they offer real home from home comforts and so much choice. When you return from days exploring you can sit down with your family in comfort and go over the county map to plan the following days adventures. County Kildare is also famous as a hunting, racing and sporting region with racing all year round at Nass, Punchestown and Curragh. Kildare town has the Irish National Stud and the Japanese Gardens.

Naas is a cosmopolitan area with a long and colourful history. It is home of the annual Oxegen Festival at Punchestown Racecourse. Newbridge is situated near the Curragh plain and it hosts the Bealtaine Arts Festival in May. Holiday cottages in Celbridge are near Straffan and the K Club Golf Course that hosted the Ryder Cup In 2006. Guinness has its origins in Leixlip and many top groups including U2 have performed at Leixlip Castle. Other towns include Maynooth, Athy, and Monasterevin.

Things to do in County Kildare

Holiday cottages give you freedom to travel without worrying about what time to return to your hotel for a meal. County Kildare has a great deal of history, heritage and museums to visit. There is the Moone High Crosses and Church, Castledermot round Tower, Crosses and Church in Doyle, Kildare Cathedral, Dun Aillinne Hill-fort and Moyglare Manor, just for starters.

If you are interested in wildlife, the environment and want to discover the beauty of County Kildare, then you will enjoy the bogs at Peatland World, the grounds at Celbridge Abbey, sightseeing tours of the Boyne Valley, the rivers and canals and the numerous walks in the area. Sports include water sports at The Boatyard in Robertstown, Falcon's Parachute Centre at Punchestown, Poulaphouca Pitch n Putt Club, Kill International Equestrian Centre, Mondello Park Motor Racing School in Donore and Celbridge Snooker Club at The Quarry Centre.

Jungle World (Jungleking) is a children's play centre with tube slides, snake slides, ball pools, soft play areas and activity towers. Maze in the Maize at Maynooth allows you to discover the real meaning of maze and there is an adjoining garden centre, playground, craft shop, picnic area, pet farm and coffee shop.

Weather in County Kildare

Ireland's climate is generally wetter than most but unlikely to be extreme and rarely drops below freezing or gets hotter than seventy degrees Fahrenheit.

Travel to County Kildare

Aer Rianta Dublin is the closest airport to County Kildare and the area has a good train service with daily connections to Waterford, Galway, Limerick and Cork. Waterways connect Kildare with Dublin, Athlone, Waterford and Limerick.