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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (10 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 7
    Cottage #3693724
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    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Cottage #6917644
      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
        • 3 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Cottage #1986498
          • 3 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Apartment #1995655
          3
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (19 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            House #470302vb
            19
            Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #6917173
              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #6917942
                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #1966913
                  1
                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                    • 6 BR
                    • 6 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 11
                    Barn #6939254
                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      House #816878vb
                      1
                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        House #6113171
                        1
                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Cottage #6918019
                          1
                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            Cottage #6918273
                              • 4 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 7
                              Cottage #1968951
                              1
                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                • 15 BR
                                • 15 BA
                                • Sleeps 31
                                Cottage #6917293
                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (59 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #57571
                                  59
                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    House #612417vb
                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (5 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 7
                                      Cottage #167375
                                      5
                                      Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        House #1856003
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          Apartment #6518097
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Cottage #1986499
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 3
                                              Cottage #1986812
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                Cottage #1986487
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #6501442
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 5 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                    Cottage #6918033
                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Cottage #6917931
                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        Cottage #6917898
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #6945892
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Cottage #6945897
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #6945896
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                Cottage #6972832
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Apartment #8100814
                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                    (6 reviews)
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    House #8115919
                                                                    6
                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #293595
                                                                      1
                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                        • 15 BR
                                                                        • 15 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 30
                                                                        Chateau / Country House #832539
                                                                        1
                                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                          Cottage #3970735
                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • Studio
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                            Chateau / Country House #1960320
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                                                                            Kildare Holiday Cottages & Homes (37)

                                                                             

                                                                            Recent Reviews

                                                                            Lovely four night break in delightful setting.

                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                            The property was ideal – we came with our daughter, son-in-law and one year old Grandson to visit extended family living close by. The facilities were of a high standard and everything was in good working order with lovely views enhanced by the new born cattle & lambs.
                                                                            • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
                                                                            • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                            A perfect country idyll

                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                            Had a lovely week in this cottage! Knew it was going to be a good week when we were presented with freshly made scones and cream and jam on arrival! This cottage is in a perfect location, the family have very friendly pets wondering around - there were two lambs when we were there - making it a great place for kids. The family themselves have very friendly helpful children, who my son was mad to play with all week, as well as using their trampoline and playing with their other toys! The cottage itself is extremely well kitted out and every little detail has been thought of. We shall definitely be back to stay and can't recommend it highly enough.
                                                                            • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
                                                                            • Date of Stay: Apr 2017