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30/03/2020

KILDARE 

 

Historic Attractions  

 

The Steam Museum

The Steam Museum is located in a fine Victorian gothic building where a wide collection of Early Inventor's models, Scientific Engineering Models, and Historic Works of Mechanical Art are on display.

The first railway in Ireland opened way back in 1834, and the network quickly reached nationwide. By 1920 nearly 3,500 miles of track threaded the countryside and no Irish town was more than 10 miles from a railway station showing that Ireland has a deep and vast history in the Railway and Steam Trains.

There is also an 18th Century walled garden located beside the Museum and it has been under restoration for the last few years. It has become a relaxed and refreshing area where one can wander or take in a refreshment from the nearby Steaming Kettle Tea House and or purchase a Souvenir or Gift from the Gift Shop.

 

Family Activities 

Donadea Forest Park

Donadea Forest Park is an exceptional Coillte managed amenity located under 10 minutes from the hotel and this offers a range of walks and trails through natural woods, with a lake and picnic areas.

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park

This wonderful park is set on 60 acres of breath-taking landscape and explores Irish heritage, culture and environment with woodland/peat land trails, gardens and exhibitions. Lully Park is located 30 minutes from the hotel. It’s also a great place for the little ones with a state of the art indoor forest themed play centre, outdoor play area with crazy golf, pet farm and train trips. The Biodiversity Boardwalk, the first of its kind in Ireland, meanders serenely through glassy lakes and rejuvenating peat land of birch, heathers and bog cotton. 

 

Outdoor Activities 

Mondello Park 

The heart of local motor sport. Mondello Park offers an alternative and exciting platform for client entertainment and staff team building activities. 

Abbeyfield Farm & Country Pursuits

 

This top class amenity offers a large choice of activities, including horse riding, archery and air rifle shooting.

 

Equestrian 

The Irish National Stud

The Irish National Stud belongs to the people of Ireland but prides itself on being enjoyed and appreciated by visitors from all parts of the globe. Located 30 minutes from the hotel. Nowhere better symbolises all that is great about County Kildare, the beating heart of Ireland’s thoroughbred industry, than the stud, a unique attraction of outstanding natural beauty that is home to some of the most magnificent horses and sumptuous gardens to be found anywhere in the world. From horses to horticulture, the Irish National Stud offers you a unique experience that can be enjoyed at your own leisure or as part of a guided tour. You can also visit The Japanese Gardens on this trip. 

Punchestown

The Home of Irish National Hunt racing since 1827 Punchestown Racecourse is set amidst 450 acres of magnificent Irish countryside in the heart of Ireland’s thoroughbred county. Today the state of the art facilities at Punchestown play host to approximately eighteen race meetings annually as well as numerous shows, concerts and events. The undoubted highlight being the five day Irish National Hunt. 

The Curragh Racecourse

A great day out in County Kildare – The Curragh hosts some of the most famous races in the world including the Irish Guineas Festival, Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, Darley Irish Oaks and Gain Irish St Leger.  

Naas Racecourse

Horse racing venue running special events including family and VIP days and barbecues.

 

Shopping 

Kildare Village

All your favourite designers in one place, Kildare Village is home to 100 boutiques from the world's leading designers.

 

Newbridge Whitewater Shopping Centre

Bright, modern complex housing over 70 stores, including familiar European chains, plus a cinema.

 

Golf Courses 

Naas Golf Club 

Enjoy a game of golf on this traditional parkland course which is situated on rolling terrain with lush, tree lined fairways.

Palmerstown Golf Club 

The Palmerstown Stud Golf Club Kildare offers an outstanding experience. A wide range of services and top class facilities are available. 

Newbridge Golf Course

Newbridge Golf Course is an 18 hole parkland course. It has a par of 72 and is 5960m in length. The relaxed atmosphere and stunning countryside combine to provide the perfect setting for your golf game. 

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