- (Nás na Ríogh, "Meeting Place of the Kings") – county town
- (Baile Átha Í, "town of the ford of Ae")
- (Droichead Nua)
- (Cill Droichid)
- (Maigh Nuad)
- (Cill Dara, "church of the oak")
- (Léim an Bhradáin)
- (Teach Srafáin)
Kildare is known as "the shortgrass county", revealing its fame for sheep farming in the plains to the south. It is the horsebreeding capital of Ireland and home to the Curragh Racecourse, as well as many studfarms. Historically, it was inside the Anglised area known as "The Pale" and ruled by landlords such as the Fitzgeralds. County Kildare is Ireland's wealthiest county outside Dublin with many middle and upper class residents mainly in the north east of the county eg Naas and Maynooth. The largest town is Naas with a population of 30,000 and is also is the county town.
The Japanese Gardens
The Irish National StudThis is a working thoroughbred horse farm.
The Curragh RacecourseThe Curragh is home to the five Irish Classic Horse Races.
PunchestownPunchestown, near Naas is a steeplechase race track and home to the four day Punchestown Festival in late April.
phone: +353 1 628 8252address: Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, W23 V9H3Castletown House is open to the public for tours during the summer, serves food and is also a concert venue, with organic farmers market at weekends
- Golf There are some excellent golf courses in Kildare: The K Club (which hosted the 2006 Ryder Cup), Carton House, and Castlewarden Glof Clubs.
phone: +353 45431515address: Milltown, Newbridge Co Kildare
The Bradaun RestaurantLocated in Leixlip House Hotel, Leixlip
phone: +353 45 881111address: Osprey HotelHead Chef, Kevin Curran's blend of international fusion cuisine. Breakfast: Monday to Friday – 07:00-10:00 Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays – 08:00-11:00 Dinner: Monday to Saturday – 06:00-21:30.
Osprey Bar at The Osprey HotelWith capacity for up to 450 people, private bar area upstairs and outdoor courtyard. Bar food menu served Monday to Thursday – 15:00-22:00 Friday – 15:00-21:00 Saturday – 12:30-21:00 Sunday – 17:00-21:00 Carvery Monday to Friday – 12:00-15:00 Sunday – 12:30-17:00.
phone: +353 45 431 666address: Curragh Road, Ballymany, Newbridge