Bennett Stage 3
19. KILDARE TOWN AND HERITAGE CENTRE
Kildare, the town which gave the county its name, Cill Dara (the church of the
oak) was an important settlement in pre-Christian times and continued so after
St. Brigid opened her monastery there in the early 6th century. Located in the
restored 18th century market house opposite St. Brigid’s Cathedral the Heritage
Centre and Tourist Information Office tells the story of Kildare in a
multi-media presentation. Open all year.