Kildare is situated in west Kildare.
The Town dates from the 5th century when it was the site of the original Church of the Oak and monastery founded by St. Brigid. This became one of the three most important Christian foundations in Celtic Ireland.
The Curragh plains lie nearby. Flat and green for many square miles, it is easily accessed from the road and it is a popular place for the locals and visitors alike.
Today, Kildare Town is regarded as the capital of Ireland's bloodstock industry. There are numerous riding schools as well as the famous Curragh Racecourse.
Kildare's major attractions include The Irish National Stud and Horse Museum, The Japanese Gardens and Visitor Centre and St. Brigid's Cathedral and Round Tower (8th century).