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Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in County Kildare also enquired about cottages in County Wicklow, country house / chateaus in County Meath and holiday homes in County Westmeath

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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County Kildare Holiday Cottages & Homes (23)

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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #1966913
    1 Review
    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (15 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      House #470302vb
      15
      Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        House #6113171
        1 Review
          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          House #816878vb
          1 Review
            • 4 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 7
            Cottage #1968951
              avg/night
              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Cottage #411867
              2 Reviews
              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                • 3 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Cottage #8042910
                2 Reviews
                  • 3 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Apartment #1995655
                  3
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 3
                    Cottage #1986812
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 3
                      Cottage #1986487
                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Apartment #6518097
                          • 3 BR
                          • Separate Toilets
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Cottage #6501442
                            • 3 BR
                            • 4 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Apartment #6534411
                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              House #1856003
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #57571
                                56
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  House #612417vb
                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                    (9 reviews)
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 7
                                    Cottage #3693724
                                    9
                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                      (6 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      House #8115919
                                      6
                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                        (5 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 7
                                        Cottage #167375
                                        5
                                          • 15 BR
                                          • 15 BA
                                          • Sleeps 30
                                          Chateau / Country House #832539
                                          1 Review
                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • Studio
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            Chateau / Country House #1960320
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 10
                                              Cottage #3970735
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                                              Recent Reviews

                                              Beautiful and peaceful!

                                              5 of 5
                                              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

                                              5 of 5
                                              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

                                              Like Staying in Heaven

                                              5 of 5
                                              We (myself and my husband) arrived and our jaws dropped at the view - so spectacular - Niamh was a fantastic host - we stayed in the farmhouse and the breakfasts were wonderful and she couldn't do enough for us - the farmhouse was beautifully decorated and everywhere was spotless - views from the windows can only be described as heavenly - lots of animals to see on the farm, so great for adults and kids alike - near to Dublin for day trips and ideally located for the whole of Wicklow - We thoroughly enjoyed it and will be coming back as would love to stay in the self catering cottages with our three grown up children too - Can't wait for next time
                                              • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2014
                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2014