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Heritage Site's And Stately Homes
in County Kildare.

Irish National Stud & Horse Museum.

This excellent museum is situated in the grounds of the National Stud. It is devoted to the history of the horse, from the Bronze age to the present time, there are many interesting exhibit's, for anyone with an interest in this field, the museum is a must.

Located close to the museum is the famous Japanese garden, which is open to the public, many local couples use this beautiful garden to have their wedding photographs taken.

Co Kildare
Tel +353 (0)45 521617
E Mail
Web Site

Open 12th Feb.. to 12th Nov.




Athy Heritage Museum.


This heritage center is the only one in Ireland devoted to polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. Highlight of this center must surely be the beautifully constructed 4.6 Meter (15 Ft) model of Shackleton's ship Endurance. There is an audio visual display of his 1914-16 expedition. Another exhibition covers the Gordon Bennett motor race.

Town Hall
Co Kildare
Tel +353 (0)59 8633075
E Mail
Web Site





Ballitore Library & Quaker Museum.

(Ford mouth of the bleach green.)

Mary Leadbeater House
Co Kildare
Tel +353 (0)59 8623344
E Mail
Web Site

Ballitore has the distinction of being the only village in Europe created by the Quakers. The museum is located in the former home of Mary Leadbeater. The house has recently been restored, and houses a collection of Quaker memorabilia and costumes. As well as the general folklore of the area.




Ballindoolan House & Gardens.

(Ballindooly-Townland of the dark warrior.)

Ballydoolin house is renowned for its beautiful Victorian walled garden, which is divided into separate areas each with its own distinctive character. Also in the grounds are a museum, craft shop, coffee shop, heritage trails, a young children's play area, and a collection of farm animals.

Co Kildare
Tel +353 (0)46 9731430
Fax +353 (0)46 9732377
E Mail
Web Site

Tours of the house are available in the afternoon.



Crookstown Mill.

(Town of the round hill.)

This is a restored water powered corn mill, it has a tea room and gift shop.

Exhibitions and fairs are run throughout the year.

See also other surviving mills in Ireland.

Co Kildare
Tel +353 (0)507 23222
Fax +353 (0)507 23229
E Mail
Web Site

Open Easter to September.
10 am to 6 pm.




Cellbridge Abbey.

(Church of the bridge.)

Cellbridge was built around 1690, it is situated on the river Liffy and was developed by the St John of God order as a historical, cultural and environmental amenity for the public

Facilities include, coffee shop, craft shop, disabled access and toilets, picnic facilities, themed walks, historical walks, a model railway, children's playground and garden centre.

At Cellbridge you will find a quiet and relaxing experience for all the family.

Clane Road
Co Kildare
Tel +353 (0)627 5508
Fax +353 (0)627 0790
E Mail
Web Site

Open all year
Monday to saturday 10 am to 6 pm
Sundays 12 noon to 6 pm.