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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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                                                                        A week at the Pump House in late winter

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                                                                        We stayed as a couple in the Pump House the second week of March, Spring was just arriving with daffodils, blossom and leaf buds just starting to open. The weather was fairly kind to us all week, although clearly there had been a lot of rain previously as the river was very full at the start of the week. We arrived just after dark and Claudia was very welcoming and showed us the cottage. It is exactly as described. We loved it, just right for us, and cosy especially with the log fire going in the evenings (unlimited wood is supplied along with firelighters). We didn't need to use the sofa bed on the mezzanine, but it looked good, probably for children rather than a second couple. Being on a working farm the drive was a little muddy, but that is only to be expected and as we are both from farming backgrounds that didn't bother us at all, and we loved having the donkey, cows, cats and dog around us. The location of the cottage is ideal for exploring all over Ireland as the road links fan out well from there, we visited Dublin, the Wicklow mountains (Glendalough, Sally Gap...), New Ross & Wexford (tracing family history) & Hook Head lighthouse, unfortunately we ran out of time to visit other places that we wanted to see. We recommend exploring Athy itself, it is a lovely town. The museum is lovely, and Clancy's on a Thursday night is a must for lovers of trad-music. Food shopping is easy as there is a large Aldi very close and Lidl slightly further into town. A petrol station (very cheap fuel) is near the property. The bed is very comfortable and the bathroom very well laid out, and with the under-floor heating, very warm on the toes ! The kitchen is well-equipped with a washer-dryer (used once), dishwasher (didn't use) and all the necessary paraphernalia for cooking and eating with. If I had to make any suggestions they would be the following : Put a sign up at the entrance to the lane as we missed the turn (it was dark). Secondly maybe widen the gravel area in front of the cottage to enable parking the car on the gravel (as it had been wet it was a little muddy), and thirdly put up a large wall mirror in the bedroom (for hair drying purposes). We loved staying at the Pump House and would definitely stay again, both Claudia and James (and the children we met) are just lovely, very friendly. Suzy & Charlie
                                                                        • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2017
                                                                        • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                        Beautiful and peaceful!

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                                                                        My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hollow Lodge! The house had everything that we needed for a truly wonderful trip and I would definitely recommend Hollow Lodge for anyone looking for a rental property. We had no issues at all throughout the entire process. The owners are also very helpful with any questions you might have.
                                                                        • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2016
                                                                        • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                        Wonderful stay, excellent property, superb location, wish we had longer

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                                                                        Wonderful comfort, amenities, quality and value. Excellent signage as well - very easy to find. We only had one night before having to travel home. We wish we could have stayed at Avon Ri longer.
                                                                        • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2016
                                                                        • Date of Stay: Sep 2016