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About Co.Kildare

County Kildare (Irish: Contae Chill Dara) is a county in Ireland. It is located in the province of Leinster and is part of the Mid-East Region. It was named after the town of Kildare.

Kildare is the 24th largest of Ireland's thirty-two counties in area and seventh largest in terms of population. It is the eighth largest of Leinster's twelve counties in size, and second largest in terms of population. It is bordered by the counties of Carlow, Laois, Meath, Offaly, Dublin and Wicklow.

As an inland county, Kildare is a generally lowland region. The county's highest points are the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains bordering to the east. The highest point in Kildare is Cupidstown Hill on the border with Dublin, with the better known Hill of Allen in central Kildare. *

Video & photos featuring Co.Kildare


An evening stroll through Newbridge (January 2010)

I heard Tom Dunne on Newstalk FM slagging Newbridge off. He intimated it reminded him of some scenes from 'The Road'.

I disagree. I thought it was a pretty tidy place. A very pleasant riverside park and a good local theatre. Not too bad as Irish towns go.

Read more about Newbridge on LikePlace.

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* Reproduced from Wikipedia under Creative Commons Attribute Share-Alike from in 2011.

  • Total: 209,995
  • Men: 104,522
  • Women: 105,433
  • Total: 79,170

Data Source: CSO 2011