Heritage, Arts & Culture

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. Here are some of our favourite historical sites to visit in our incredible county.



Music, theatre, poetry and film - our county has all this and a lot more to offer art lovers of all persuasions. Take in a show at the Moat Theatre in Naas or Newbridge’s Riverbank Arts Centre. Or if you’d prefer you can come take in some wonderful work by talented local artists at Naas’ Tuckmill Gallery.