Kildare Town Heritage Centre & Tourist Office

Kildare Town Heritage Centre & Tourist Office

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Kildare Town Heritage Centre & Tourist Office

Kildare Town Heritage Centre is an exciting visitor attraction in the picturesque town of Kildare. It is an area renowned for its bloodstock industry and is on the main Dublin/Cork/LimerickRoad (N7), within 5 minutes of the famous Irish National Stud & Gardens, and the Curragh Racecourse.
Located in the restored 18th century market house is a multimedia exhibition telling the story of Kildare past and present. Your host Cogitosus a 7th century monk will take you on a fascinating journey through time from when St. Brigid established her church in 480 AD, to later centuries when Kildare was raided by Vikings and later ruled by Normans. In medieval times it had abbeys of Franciscans and Carmelites and its citizens experienced
the 1798 rebellion. Kildare gradually developed into a market town and a modern town while still preserving the outlines of its street patterns, Round Tower and Cathedral which entice the visitors to explore the various sites of interest throughout Kildare.

Kildare Town Heritage Centre & Tourist Office is the ideal starting point for a tour of Kildare Town. An integral part of the story of Kildare is to visit the historical sites after visiting the centre.

The Centre also houses a small gift shop stocking many Irish-made items and a large selection of information on Kildare and other Counties around Ireland.


Mon – Sat: 9.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
closed for lunch: 1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.
(subject to change)


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Kildare Town Heritage Centre & Tourist Office
Market House, Market Square
Kildare Town
Co. Kildare
00 353 45 530 672


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