Kildare

Overview

Introduction

The county town of Kildare, Ireland, is set in the heart of the Curragh, the huge, grassy limestone plain 30 mi/48 km southwest of Dublin where Ireland's famous racehorses are bred. Its main attraction is the Irish National Stud on the outskirts of town, where in 1900 Colonel William Hall-Walker used astrology and other unusual theories to produce a string of winners. He gave the facilities and horses to the state in 1943, and today owners from around the world breed and train their horses there. On the adjacent grounds (accessible with the same ticket) are the lovely Japanese Gardens and St. Fiachra's Garden.

In Kildare town, you can climb the round tower next to St. Brigid's Cathedral.

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