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Kildare
Cill Dara
Location
WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates:
53.156859° N 6.909027° W
Irish Grid Reference
N726124
Statistics
Province: Leinster
County: County Kildare
Elevation: 116 m (380 ft)
Population (2002) 5,694 
Kildare Cathedral
Kildare Cathedral

This article is about the town of Kildare, for the Irish county see County Kildare. Bullet for locations in Ireland, displays location and not area. ... The Global Positioning System (GPS), is currently the only fully-functional Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). ... The Irish national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Ireland. ... During late Gaelic and early historic times Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the tuatha. ... Statistics Area: 19,774. ... The island of Ireland was historically divided into 32 counties (Irish language contae or condae, pronounced IPA: ). After the partition of Ireland in 1921, what became the Republic of Ireland comprised 26 of these, with Northern Ireland comprising the remaining six. ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Naas Code: KE Area: 1,693 km² Population (2006) 186,075 Website: www. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... Image File history File links Kildare_cathedral_2003. ... Image File history File links Kildare_cathedral_2003. ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Naas Code: KE Area: 1,693 km² Population (2006) 186,075 Website: www. ...


Kildare (Cill Dara in modern Irish, originally derived from Cell Dara in Old Irish, meaning "Church of the Oak") is a town in County Kildare in the Republic of Ireland. Although it gives its name to the county, Kildare is not the county town, that honour going instead to Naas. The town lies some 50 km west of Dublin, near enough for it to have become, despite being a regional centre in its own right, a commuter town for the capital. Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Naas Code: KE Area: 1,693 km² Population (2006) 186,075 Website: www. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... This article or section should be merged with Bedroom community A dormitory town is generally a rural town where a large proportion of its population commute to nearby cities. ...

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History

In pre-Christian times Kildare was the site of a shrine to the Celtic goddess Brigid. Following the introduction of Christianity in the 5th and 6th centuries it became the foundation of the Christian Saint Brigid who founded a unique monastery of monks and nuns on the site of the present cathedral. Celtic mythology is the mythology of Celtic polytheism, apparently the religion of the Iron Age Celts. ... In Irish mythology as it is presently constituted, Brigit or Brighit (exalted one) was the daughter of Dagda (and therefore one of the Tuatha Dé Danann) and wife of Bres of the Fomorians. ... // Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... Europe in 450 The 5th century is the period from 401 - 500 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... This Buddhist stela from China, Northern Wei period, was built in the early 6th century. ... Saint Brigid of Ireland Saint Brigid of Ireland (Bridget, Bridgit, Brigit; in English St. ...


Transport & Communications

  • Rail: Iarnród Éireann provides the town with good rail links not only to Dublin but also to the south (Waterford), the southwest (Cork, Limerick, and Tralee), and west of the country (Galway and Mayo).
  • Road: Kildare lies close to the M7 motorway from Dublin to Limerick (to which it is linked by the R445 along the route previously forming part of the N7). The M7 leads to the N8 Dublin - Cork route.

1994: Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann (IÉ; in English Irish Rail), is the national passenger railway system in Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... This article is about the city in Ireland. ... This article is about the city in Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Statistics Province: Connacht County Town: Castlebar Code: MO Area: 5,397 km² Population (2006) 123,648 Website: www. ... The N7 road is a National Primary Route in the Republic of Ireland, connecting Dublin to Limerick. ... A Regional Road in the Republic of Ireland is a class of road not forming a major route (such as a National Primary Route, or National Secondary Route), but nevertheless forming a link in the national road network. ... The N7 road is a National Primary Route in the Republic of Ireland, connecting Dublin and Limerick. ... The N8 road is a National Primary Route in the Republic of Ireland connecting Cork with Dublin (via the N7). ...

Places of Interest

Kildare is home to the Irish National Stud, the Japanese Gardens and St. Fiachra's Garden. Much of the surrounding countryside in County Kildare is used for horse breeding. The Curragh racecourse is not far from Kildare town. The Irish National Stud is an horse breeding facility based at Tully Kildare, County Kildare, Ireland established under the National Stud Act, 1945 and owned by the Irish Government. ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Naas Code: KE Area: 1,693 km² Population (2006) 186,075 Website: www. ... The Curragh is a plain in County Kildare Ireland. ...

The Japanese Garden
The Japanese Garden
St. Fiachra's Garden

The Kildare Hotel and Golf Club, more well known as The K Club, situated on the River Liffey at Straffan, County Kildare, played host to the 2006 Ryder Cup. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 479 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I took this picture. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 479 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I took this picture. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 473 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 473 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The Kildare Hotel and Golf Club (usually referred to as the K Club) is a golf and leisure complex located at Straffan, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland. ... Boardwalks of River Liffey and OConnell Bridge, in Dublin City. ... Straffan is a small village in County Kildare, Republic of Ireland, on the banks of the River Liffey. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...


Socialising in Kildare Town

Kildare Town is home to many popular bars and restaurants, and you should be able to find somewhere that suits your tastes. The bars include:

  • Silken Thomas: a multi-bar venue including the main lounge which has just been renovated and serves food all day, a traditional pub called Squires Gannons, a live music venue called Lil Flanagans and the Tiger Lillies nightclub. The Silken also renovated their restaurant recently, relaunching it as Chapter 16.
  • Cunningham's: very popular pub, especially with the town's Gaelic Athletic Association (Round Towers), racing and rugby crowds. The pub is seen as the main watering hole for young affluent types around the town. The pub is also home to a restaurant Upstairs At Cunnighams (Usac).
  • Mahons: Mahon's is owned by the same family firm that distribute drink to local publicans. The pub has a reputation for the best pint of Guinness in the town.
  • Gobán Saor: home pub of the Ellistown GAA club.
  • Bolands: One of a number of pubs owned by the Boland family around local towns. The pub has a big bar, but is usually quiet in the evenings. It's claims to fame includes Westlife being expelled for making noise and Alex Ferguson sneaking in for pints before he fell out with John Mulhern.
  • Top Nolan's: home to regular traditional sessions. There is a pool hall at the back.

A stylised Celtic cross serves as the traditional logo of the GAA. The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael) is an organisation which is mostly focussed on promoting Gaelic Games - traditional Irish sports, such as hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, handball, and rounders. ... Westlife is an Irish vocal pop group created in 1998 as a boy band (signed by music guru Simon Cowell), and managed by music mogul Louis Walsh. ... Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson CBE (born 31 December 1941 in Govan, Glasgow) is a Scottish football manager and former player, currently managing Manchester United F.C. He has won more trophies than any other manager in the history of English football and been in charge of Manchester United for more...

See also

This is a link page for cities and towns in the Republic of Ireland, including larger villages, and villages and townlands of note, as well as towns, townships or urban centres in Dublin. ... Market Houses are a notable feature of many Irish towns with varying styles of architecture, size and ornamentation making for a most interesting feature of the streetscape. ...

External links

  • Kildare town
  • Kildare railway station
  • The Irish National Stud
  • The Irish National Stud - Japanese Gardens

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