Self-Catering Kildare, Ireland
Kildare is the heart of Ireland’s horse racing community and also the county of grand houses, stunning gardens and a hub for Ireland’s Ancient East. The Irish National Stud and Gardens is the place to explore the equestrian world, especially during foaling season and there’s racing at the Curragh, Punchestown and Naas.
The Japanese Gardens outside the heritage town of Kildare are a beautiful place for reflection as are barge trips along the famous Grand Canal. There’s glamour with outlet shopping at the luxurious Kildare Village and style with celebrity memorabilia from Marilyn Monroe to Audrey Hepburn at the Museum of Style Icons at Newbridge. This county has also welcomed some of the world’s greatest golfers at the K Club which has hosted 13 European Opens and the Ryder Cup.