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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.

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Exceptional! 5/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Cottage #1986499
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Cottage #6918033
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Kildare Holiday Cottages & Homes (35)

 

Recent Reviews

Extremely comfortable. Well equipped

5 of 5
Excellent. Very relaxing and comfortable
  • Review Submitted: Jul 04, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Wonderful property in a beautiful location.

5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at Hollow Lodge. The properties layout makes it perfect for families, with it's large kitchen and the central lounge with its wood burning stove. And yet the house also feels intimate, peaceful and welcoming. Set in beautiful gardens, amongst the surrounding rolling hills and also reasonably close to local towns, amenities and to the coast, it was a good base for our holiday. The shop in the village( a 5 minute walk away) sells most things you might expect/need and the staff are very friendly (there are also larger supermarkets a few miles away) For families with smaller children the village also has a good playground. Aoife, the owner of the property was very helpful. I would highly recommend this property
  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017