A night away with the family
If you’re looking for a staycation that includes fashion, fresh air and delicious food then spend 24 hours in Kildare. Kildare is known as the thoroughbred county and while there are many equestrian activities to take part in, you can also expect to find luxury shopping, history and fashion icons.
09.00 – Welcome to Kildare
Arrive at your hotel and leave your bags with the concierge. If you’re staying with a Kildare Village hotel partner, make sure you get your e-VIP Code; scan it and prepare your QR code to get your 10% VIP* saving in participating boutiques.
10.00 Get a taste of luxury at Kildare Village
Arrive at Kildare Village for a luxury shopping experience like no other. Here you’ll find 100 boutiques of the world’s favourite brands all with at least 30% off the RRP**. You’ll find almost anything you’re looking for across the wide range of brands. If its new training gear you’re looking for head to Nike or Asics. To update your homewares collection visit Le Creuset or Villeroy and Boch. And of course, get your fashion fill at Maje and Sandro. Needing a caffeine boost? Pop into Starbucks for a latte or a Flat White and a tasty treat.
Not only is Kildare Village an outdoor mall, but we have implemented the highest quality shopping protocols to put your safety and wellbeing at the heart of your experience with us. These protocols include social distancing measures, queue management and regular deep-cleaning throughout the Village, along with many other new initiatives.
13.00 Lunch on the go
Whether you’re craving bruschetta and spaghetti bolognese from Dunne & Crescenzi or Pad Thai from Saba, there are lots of options for a filling lunch in Kildare Village.
14.00 Irish National Stud
After you’ve dropped your bags back to the car, take a visit to Ireland’s premier stud farm, the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens. Enjoy the tranquillity of the stud, learn about their residents who are some of Ireland’s leading racehorses and explore the incredible century-old Japanese gardens next door, with blooming water lilies gliding across mirror-like ponds.
16.30 Coffee and a wander around the local area
All that fresh air and new knowledge may have you needing another coffee. Pop into Square Coffee in Kildare town and take it with you while you explore the heritage of the town. Check out St Brigid’s Cathedral, the saint’s first church. You'll also find the highest round tower in Ireland, as well as St Brigid’s Fire Temple.
18.00 Dinner at Harte’s of Kildare
Just five minutes from The Village is a multi-award-winning gastropub located in the heart of Kildare town, Hartes of Kildare where you can enjoy hearty meals and delicious deserts.
09.00 The Curragh
After breakfast at your hotel, journey into the heart of Ireland’s horse county with a trip to the green pastures of The Curragh. World-famous for its thoroughbreds, many associate it only as one of the finest racing tracks in Europe – but take a walk early in the morning to witness the spectacle of long lines of thoroughbreds training across miles of richly verdant plains.
11.00 Newbridge Silverware
Whether it’s to pick up some jewellery or cutlery, or to do a museum tour, you can’t visit Newbridge without a trip to Newbridge Silverware. Established in 1934, the company quickly earned a reputation for design and craftsmanship and soon took pride of place in Irish homes. On site is the Museum of Style Icons, the factory and the Hollywood inspired and award-winning Café Carlton.
The Museum of Style icons houses fashion collections and artefacts which once belonged to some of the greatest style icons of modern times such as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Grace, Princess Diana, the Beatles and many more.
13.00 Lunch in Ubh
Ubh café and coffee roasters are based in Georges St, Newbridge, and offer their own roasted coffee and homemade dishes using the finest locally sourced ingredients. Pop in for a tasty lunch and one of their freshly made desserts.
The quiet beauty of the landscape has a calming effect as you drive towards Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park, located in 60 acres of parkland. The award-winning Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park is set on 60 acres of breath-taking landscape in the heart of the Bog of Allen, Ireland’s largest bog land. This County Kildare natural attraction is a blend of history, nature and fun, perfect for all age groups.
After all the shopping, fresh air and delicious food, it’s time to head home to chat about the new memories you made and places you discovered during your trip to Kildare. All with new pieces from your favourite brands to add to your wardrobe.