County Kildare is an inland county bordered by Laois, Offaly Dublin, Wicklow & Carlow. Synonymous with horse racing it has 3 race courses on offer The Curragh, Naas or Punchestown, so enjoy Racing at the Curragh. Here in Kildare you will find the Irish National Stud and the Japanese Gardens, one of the most outstanding examples of Japanese Gardens. Kildare town is overlooked by St Brigid's Cathedral where you will find the remains of an old walled settlement and Kildare's round tower also nearby. The Bog of Allen Nature Centre Kildare allows us to see the history of the bogs in Ireland and discover the flora and fauna which live in this Irish habitat, take a bog walk or attend one of the many workshops, a family day out in Kildare. Ireland's only international motor racing circuit close by in Nass is at Mondello Park. The National Ploughing Championship 2010 was held in Athy, Co Kildare.
Irish National Stud Established in 1946, the Irish National Stud combines an active role in the development and promotion of Irish bloodstock and is one of Ireland's major tourist attractions.
The Japanese Gardens at Tully were created between the years 1906-1910. Devised by Colonel William Hall-Walker (later Lord Wavertree), a wealthy Scotsman of a famous brewery family and laid out by the Japanese Eida and his son Minoru. The Gardens, planned to symbolise the 'Life of Man', are now of international renown and are acclaimed as the finest Japanese Gardens in Europe.