JAPANESE GARDENS / NATIONAL STUD
Irish National Stud – Home to some of Ireland’s finest thoroughbreds.
Japanese Gardens – The finest Japanese Gardens in Europe.
Saint Fiachra’s Garden – Woodland and lakeside walks
Horse Museum – a state of the art modern exhibition where the Sport of Kings come to life.
WICKLOW MOUNTAINS/ GLENDALOUGH
The Wicklow Mountains (”The Garden of Ireland”) are renowned for their scenic beauty and offer a variety of places to visit, including Glendalough, Avoca, Blessington Lakes, Powerscourt Townhouse, The Wicklow Way to name but a few.
KILDARE OUTLET VILLAGE
Kildare Shopping Outlet located in Kildare town with over 40 luxury designer outlet boutiques to choose from.
Emo Court was designed by architect James Gandon in 1790 for the
Earls of Portarlington in the magnificent neo-classic style. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland and contains formal lawns, a lake and woodland walks with many magnificent trees and shrubs.
See also Heywood Gardens, Attamount Gardens
MOATE OF ARDSCULL/ HIGH CROSS OF MOONE
The Moate of Ardscull is famous in local myth and legend and is indeed believed by some to be abode of the”little people”. In Moone, Co. Kildare stands the second tallest high cross in Ireland, the shape of which is quite unique.
SLIEVE BLOOM MOUNTAINS
The Slieve Bloom Mountains situated in Laois are a delightful touring destination with 155,400ha of blanket bog, dark green forests with trails, picnic sites and amenity areas, crystal clear mountain streams stepped with waterfalls and long deep valleys edged with peaceful villages.
Creators of jewellery, homeware and giftware products with
a unique history of craftsmanship and experience, combined with a contemporary and fresh attitude to design.
The Athy Heritage Centre Museum has the only permanent exhibition anywhere devoted to Ernest Shackleton, also offering an Ernest Shackleton Autumn School.