Grand houses, stunning gardens and the heart of Ireland’s horse racing community, Kildare is a true thoroughbred and a star of Ireland’s Ancient East
Kildare has always had a sense of style. After all, this is where you’ll find Castletown House, Ireland’s first and largest Palladian manor. It’s also where you’ll find Marilyn Monroe’s polka dot umbrella – amongst other celebrity memorabilia at the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge. It’s the county that welcomed some of the world’s greatest golfers when it hosted the Ryder Cup at the K Club, as well as no less than 13 European Opens. Kildare is also home to Punchestown Race Course, The Curragh Racecourse and the equestrian capital of Ireland.