Home to National Stud, County Kildare covers 654 square miles of rich green limestone plains, boglands and cruising waterways. Synonymous with horse racing and breeding, County Kildare has three race courses - Punchestown, Naas and The Curragh, famous for the Irish Derby. For the equine enthusiast, County Kidare also has several superb equestrian centres and stables.
The river and canal systems offer excellent boating holidays and fishing. Kildare has the Grand and Royal Canals passing through the county.
County Kildare is also renowned for its world class golf courses, the most prestigious of which is the K Club, venue for the European Open. Other attractions in the county include The Japanese Gardens, Lullymore Heritage Centre, the Butterfly Farm and Castletown House.