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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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                                                                          Beautiful location, close to Dublin, Great for a group weekend

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                                                                          Our bookclub had a wonderful weekend break at the "barn". Great accommodation with plenty of room for group meals and relaxation. Very tranquil and yet so close to Dublin. The standard of accommodation was great and Tony was very helpful.
                                                                          • Review Submitted: Oct 02, 2017
                                                                          • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                          A Lovely Comfortable Self Contained well Equiped Cottage in a beauty setting ,

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                                                                          We stayed at the Pump House for a weeks holiday from the 12 th September to the 19th September, while visiting family in Athy and we new it was going to be a lovely experiance before we arrived as Claudia was very helpful before our trip with directions and information on what to expect, we were greeted with a bottle of Red wine as we arrived after 9pm from a long journey from the ferry, which was lovely and we communicated very much by text messages , as we were very busy with family , but Claudia and James were very much on hand to help us out if needed, James came straight away to fix the Broad Band as soon as we released we could not connect to it, every thing was on hand , and we had a lovely time, being surrounded by a working farm and a traditional Irish family, which was like home from home, as my husband grew up in Athy and it was lovely to explore , see family but be independent , there is an abundance of things to enjoy, and to be close to a lovely family ,we highly recommend this cottage for a great place to stay , we will be going back again and have recommended it to all our family as an extra place to stay , we made use of the dishwasher , washer dryer, and hairdryer and log burner on one of the nights , but found the cottage very warm and was very pleased with how well equipped this cosy cottage, great value for money and very relaxing, Thank you to Claudia and James for thinking of every thing for us , so that we did not have , and giving us a relaxing stress free holiday, God Bless, Tina and Joe,
                                                                          • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
                                                                          • Date of Stay: Sep 2017