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Kildare Town Heritage Centre

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Market House, Market Square, Kildare, Kildare,
T: +353(0)45530672

Kildare Town Heritage Centre is a popular visitor attraction that explores the fascinating history of the medieval town of Kildare. The centre also houses a tourist office for local and countywide tourist information.

Located in a restored 18th century market house, Kildare Town Heritage Centre tells the story of one of Ireland’s oldest towns through a number of different media including a new virtual reality experience “Legends of Kildare”. The centre is also a tourist office and includes a small souvenir shop.

It is situated in the picturesque town of Kildare, an area renowned for its bloodstock industry.

Within a five minutes drive of Kildare Town Heritage Centre is the Irish National Stud, Japanese Gardens and the Curragh Racecourse.

Legends of Kildare takes the visitor on a journey through time, through the stories of the Fianna, Brigid the Goddess, Saint Brigid and the arrival of the Normans. This is supplemented by other media relating other aspects of the towns rich Heritage.

Kildare Town Heritage Centre is the ideal starting point for visitors to the town, county and Ireland’s Ancient East.