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Kildare

county kildareThe pictuesque medieval town of Kildare is only a short distance from Dublin and is a popular tourist destination with much to see and do for the visitor.

Although a land-locked county, Kildare makes the most of its 75 miles of inland waterways, where the Royal and Grand Canal, the Liffey, the River Rye, and the Barrow are utilised for canoeing, cruising, angling and leisurely walks along the banks of each one.

Other visitor attractions in Kildare include equestrian and golf facilities as well as three interesting designated Touring Routes.

Explore the richness and diversity of County Kildare's history at Kildare Town Heritage Centre, only a few minutes drive from the famous Japanese Gardens, National Stud and the Curragh Race course.

The Curragh in Kildare is the main training base for the Irish Army.

Naas which comes from the gaelic Nás na Riogh, the assembly of Kings was the seat of the Kings of Leinster.


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