Kildare has a
long, rich history, from being a corner stone of early Irish Christianity, a
seat of the ancient Kings of Leinster to its foundation as a county by King
Edward I. Every brick and stone of the many castles, grand houses, and
important religious sites dotted through the rolling Kildare countryside has a
story to tell. Killashee has been at the heart of this long history since its
inception in the fifth century.
Centre-Shackleton Museum is a must for anyone trying to delve into the culture
and heritage of County Kildare. Ernst Shackleton was born close to the village
of Kilkea and was renowned for his courage, his commitment to welfare of his
comrades and his immense contribution to exploration and geographical
discovery. The Endurance 1914-1916 expedition has become one of the greatest
epics of human survival. Such an amazing tale and all about a local Kildare
Kildare Town only 15 minutes
from Killashee Hotel is one of the oldest towns in Ireland. It originated in
Pre-Christian times when it was the site of a shrine to the Celtic Goddess
Brigid. Today it contains many historic buildings and ruins; the legacy of 1500
years of history.
Naas town has had a long & colourful history. With An
Nás meaning “the Place of Assembly” Nás Laighean meaning “Place of assembly of
the Leinster Men”, and Nás na Ríogh meaning “Place of Assembly of the Kings”.
Come and explore the county
Kildare with us!