Dublin & County Kildare

A taste of Irish heritage

Ireland’s County Kildare is a flat and fertile region that stretches west of Dublin. Dotted with elegant Georgian mansions which are rich with remarkable collections of artwork, it is also known as horse country: the verdant pastures are home to high quality herds raised for breeding around the world. The prosperous peat deposits in the county have supported settlements for thousands of years, witnessing the lives of Neolithic man, Druids, monks and rebels. Just to the east lie the wild and barren Wicklow Mountains, offering some of the most beautiful scenery of Ireland's east coast, along with the elegance and culture of cosmopolitan Dublin.


Explore Ireland’s ancient east

  • Dublin - explore the stunning city with a guided tour.
  • Book of Kells -1,200 year old manuscript housed in Trinity's Old Library
  • Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre – discover the tradition of Irish silverware production
  • Irish National Stud – see Ireland’s finest horses and most elegant Japanese garden
  • Coolcarrigan House – enjoy a tour of this Georgian property
  • Lullymore – explore the ancient heritage of the Irish Peatlands
  • Russborough House – a stunning mansion with a remarkable art collection
  • Return flights included
  • 4 nights half board accommodation
  • Local guide in Ireland
  • This tour is also available as a coach tour if you don’t want to travel by air

From £1,179
per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 30 passengers travelling by air in a specific month. Coach tour from £915 per person.

Best time to go

April, May, September, October

Suggested Hotel

Hamlet Court Hotel, Enfield

  • Lovely 4-star hotel with an excellent tradition in hospitality
  • Offers a warm Irish welcome
  • Contemporary interiors and landscaped grounds
  • Excellent base for touring the area
  • Cosy, comfortable rooms with modern amenities
  • Hotel has its own restaurant and traditional Irish bar

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.


  • Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre
    Newbridge Silverware Factory Tour 1

    Newbridge Silverware was founded in 1934, making it one of Ireland’s oldest surviving companies. Originally a producer of fine cutlery, the company now produces stylish jewellery and gifts which are coveted by royalty and celebrities.

  • Irish National Stud & Gardens
    Irish National Stud Foals Chatting

    At the heart of Ireland’s horse industry, this facility breeds fine thoroughbred horses and is the home of equine royalty. As well as immaculately bred stallions, the farm also has wonderfully tranquil Japanese gardens, which were created in 1910 and are beautifully maintained.

  • Coolcarrigan House

    Coolcarrigan is a Georgian mansion situated in 15 acres of grounds known for their rare and unusual trees. There is also a quirky church on the property, dating back to the 1880s, which has interesting stained glass and is surrounded by a dry moat.

  • Lullymore
    DSC 6868 HD Rd s Lullymore Heritage Park and Michael Anderton

    Lullymore is a park and heritage centre dedicated to life in the Irish Peatlands. Giving an insight into this fascinating area, where people have lived for millennia, Lullymore’s exhibitions delve into a past of ancient rituals, Stone Age farmsteads, Irish folklore and political rebellions. It is also an area of incredible biodiversity.

  • Russborough House
    Russborough House Exterior

    Built in the mid-1700s, Russborough is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s most beautiful stately homes. Its fine interiors recreate the grandeur of life in the 1740s, and the house also has several tales regarding the robberies – and subsequent recoveries – of its extensive art collection, which includes pieces by Velázquez, Vermeer, Goya and Rubens.

  • Book of Kells

    This stunning illuminated manuscript from the 9th century is formed of the gospels of the New Testament. A world famous medieval document, the Book of Kells is one of Ireland's greatest cultural treasures and displays the Hiberno-Saxon style, with its complex patterns, elaborate letters and intricate details which glow with rich colour. The manuscript can be found in Trinity College's Old Library, a beautiful building in Dublin dating back to the 18th century.

  • Dublin
    Dublin 34660994 123 RF

    Old and new sit side by side in Dublin: from contemporary shops, restaurants and lively pubs to grand old townhouses, the ancient cathedrals of Christ Church and St Patrick, and a wealth of attractions thrumming with history. From the Little Dublin Museum, the National Museums and Kilmainham Gaol to the Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson’s Distillery, Dublin has plenty to keep you busy!


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