Kildare

Crom-a-boo Bridge spanning the River Barrow, with Whites Castle (1417) on the right, at Athy, County Kildare, Ire.

Our History

Kildare is a county in the Irish midlands located in the province of Leinster. It is named after the town of Kildare. County Kildare is partly in the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Dublin, but mainly in the diocese of Kildare and Leighlin. It is in the Church of Ireland diocese of Meath and Kildare.

The county of Kildare is 67.6 km in length and 41.9 km in width, with a total of 169,550 hectares. It is bordered by the counties of Carlow, Laois, Meath, Offaly, Dublin and Wicklow. As an inland county, Kildare is generally flat. Its highest points are the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, the hills north of Kildare town and those to the west at Kilcock.

The county has three major rivers running through it: the Barrow, the Liffey and the Boyne, which rises at Trinity Well, Carbury. The Grand Canal traverses the county from Lyons in the east to Rathangan and Monasterevin in the west. From Robertstown a branch goes south to Athy, to connect with the Barrow; from Sallins a line goes to Naas and onwards to Corbally harbour. The Royal Canal stretches across the north of the county along the border with Meath and leaves Co. Kildare at Clonard.

The largest bog land area in Ireland, the Bog of Allen, in the north and north west of the county, covers some 20,000 hectares and is a habitat for over 185 plant and animal species. The other distinguishing feature of the county is the plain of the Curragh, which comprises nearly 2,000 hectares. In ancient times it was the training ground of the Fianna and it’s legendary hero Fionn MacCumhaill. The Irish Army’s headquarters and training centre is located at the Curragh Camp. On the southern fringe of the plain stands the ancient royal residence of Dún Ailinne (Knockaulin). (Source)

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Useful Info

TownsMore Info / Links
NewbridgeDiscover Ireland (Kildare)
Wikipedia (link)
CelbridgeWikiVoyage (link)
Wikipedia (link)
NaasWikipedia (link)
CommunityMore Info / Links
MeetupsKildare Event Meetup (link)
Kildare social club, walk, hike (link)
Naas Yoga (link)
Hack and Code Kildare (link)
Book club (link)
EnvironmentTidy Towns (link)
Environmental information and resources (link)
TransportMore Info / Links
Rail, TaxiIrish Tourist Transport Guide Kildare (link)
Kildare Taxi Services (link)
Kildare train station (link)
Bus OnlyKildare Bus Station (link)
Tech RequirementsMore Info / Links
Broadband ProvidersThere are six main broadband providers in Kildare.
Sky
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Vodafone
Pure Telecom
Digiweb
Regional Broadband

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Tech HubKildare Local Enterprise Office Official Site (link)
Co-working spacesCoworking Kildare (link)(link)
Coworker Kildare (link)
Outdoor ActivitiesMore Info / Links
HikingFamily walks in Kildare (link)
All trails Kildare (link)
GreenwayGrand Canal (link)
Zoo and FarmsKids farm (link)
Pet farm (link)
National ParksPollardstown fen (link)
Mansions and Stately HomesKildare Manor (link)
Indoor ActivitiesMore Info /Links
Co. KildareRainy day in Kildare (link)
Activities in Kildare (link)
Social MediaMore Info / Links
WebsitesWikiVoyage (link)
County Council (link)
Discovery Kildare (link)
Kildare Bucket List (link)
TwitterVisit Kildare (link)
Kildare County Council (link)
Healthy Kildare (link)
Kildare Libraries (link)
Facebook PagesKildare People (link)
Visit Kildare (link)
Kildare Now (link)
InstagramInto Kildare (link)


And straight I will repair

To the Curragh of Kildare

For it’s there I’ll find tidings of my dear.

Christy Moore, ‘Curragh of Kildare’

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