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Co. Kildare, Ireland is a scenic county that lies magnificently on the south west area of Dublin. It forms part of the Greater Dublin Area. It is surrounded by the neighboring counties of Carlow, Laois, Meath, Offaly, Dublin and Wicklow.

The county abounds in rich history as attested by a number of heritage sites and remnants scattered all around the county. Some worth visiting are the historical stone circle in Broadlease and the hill forts at Dun Ailinne. There are several ancient Christian monuments and sites around Kildare, as well – plus a few number of heritage fortresses available for exploration.

Kildare’s landscapes are among the finest in Ireland. The county holds three rivers: the River Liffey, River Barrow, and the River Boyne. There are a number of bogs and woodlands that hold an impressive number of bird species and wildlife. Furthermore, the county extends out the most verdant forests, plains and quaint countryside perfect for a walking adventure. The “Kildare Way” is among the most sought after way marked routes in Ireland.

Kildare or Cill Darra means the “Church of the Oaks” – the name being derived from an ancient monastery that stood beneath an oak tree. The monastery is named after St. Brigid, one of the three patrons of Ireland. The county town is Naas which name means the “meeting place of kings”. Other towns that comprise Co. Kildare are: Ardclough, Athy, Ballymore Eustace, Caragh, Celbridge, Kilcock, Kilcullen, Kildare, Kill, Leixlip, Maynooth, Monasterevin, Newbridge, Prosperous, Sallins and Straffan. Among these towns, Kildare is considered as the oldest and Newbridge as the largest. Leixlip, on the other hand, is a thriving town, being a home to a huge Intel factory.

Co. Kildare, Ireland offers its guests and tourists with numerous attractions to see and rousing activities to enjoy. The Ballindoolin House and Gardens in Carbury is one of the leading garden attractions here. Among the many activities to splurge on your vacation days include angling, walking, golfing, horse riding and motor racing. The county offers exciting walking routes to satisfy even the less motivated walkers.

Moreover, the county has a commanding array of hotels, restaurants and pubs to cater to tourist’s accommodation and entertainment needs. There are excellent shops around the county should you need to spend on a few relevant items.

Experience the finest of what nature can offer. Indulge in an in-depth discovery of long gone history. Cherish every exciting moment of your holiday trip. All these and more at Co. Kildare, Ireland!

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