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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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                                                                          Kildare Holiday Cottages & Homes (36)

                                                                           

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                                                                          We enjoyed our stay at Hollow lodge. It's an ideal place to stay as an extended family with lots of room so you're not feeling too crowded. The children [9yrs & 6yrs] loved the garden. The landlord at the local 'Wagon wheel' was very friendly & welcoming. The village shop was very good too, well stocked & also friendly. It was handy having the local playpark in the village. We visited lots of places, all within easy reach. Wicklow gaol, Greenam maze, Pirates cove for Adventure golf & bumper boats at Courtown Harbour followed by a visit to the seal sanctuary there. Ballymoney beach. Kilkenny, Dublin zoo [excellent], Dublin. The chocolate Garden, where the girls made a chocolate cat & maze of Ireland, which was great fun at Rathwood. Powerscourt gardens were beautiful, Powerscourt waterfall had a good picnic sight. Wherever we went people were very friendly & the staff at all the attractions wanted you to enjoy yourself. A great holiday!
                                                                          • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
                                                                          • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                          Beautiful surroundings, super clean holiday let and wonderful hosts! Will go back again and again!

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                                                                          From the moment I booked this holiday let, I knew I was in safe hands! Tom and Lisa are fantastic hosts who ensured I was given the keys personally and shown around, even though my ferry was more than three hours late and my arrival/get in time was severely delayed. The surroundings are superb and tranquil. Fields of gold and fantastic views of the surrounding hills. The furnishings and fittings are to an extremely high standard. I have even asked Lisa for tips on redecorating my own short term holiday let in Hitchin in Hertfordshire as she clearly has a creative flair for interiors. The let was clean throughout. Stradbally/Port Laois is a fantastic vantage point from which to explore Ireland. We visited the Athy Museum (a must for the lovely team there with their wealth of local information and advice) and the Loch Gur Visitor Centre too. Philip at Loch Gur gave us the outline of where to visit and what to do, I highly recommend all visitors ask for him personally when they get to the Visitor Centre. We had a disabled wheelchair user in our group and the owners were extremely accommodating and helpful. There is a large shopping centre 8km away in the main town of Port Laois with a Tesco Extra, Aldi, Lidle, Dunnes and more, where you can get absolutely anything your heart desires. The house is only an hour's drive from Dublin Airport and the Dublin Port too. It has fantastic motorway access to Cork, Tipperary, Limerick, absolutely all of the Southern and Northern Irish landmarks. Lisa advised us to visit the Stradbally Steam Festival and of particular gems we just had to go and visit which ensured we had plenty to see and do while in Port Laois. If you simply want peace and quiet, this is the best spot for you to do exactly that. There is no noise from traffic and if you fancy getting away from the hustle and bustle but still want to be close to motorways to travel, then this is the place for you and your family/group to stay!
                                                                          • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
                                                                          • Date of Stay: Jul 2017