Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park is located between the picturesque villages of Rathangan and Allenwood in North West Kildare just 30 miles from Dublin. When you visit our area there are an abundance of activities to enjoy. The Grand Tour map below illustrates just how much – so dive in.

Some of the highlights to do after visiting Lullymore include:

Irish National Stud, Kildare Town
Irish Peatland Conservation Council, Lullymore (phone 045 860133 for opening hours)
Kildare Village (Kildare Town) and Whitewater (Newbridge) for shopping,
The Curragh for racing / picnics
Johnstown Garden Centre and for those with green fingers
Grand Canal and Killinthomas Woodland (Rathangan) for walking
Westgrove Hotel (Clane) or Robertstown Holiday Village for accommodation
The Village Pump (Rathangan) for lively and authentic Irish pub, Silken Thomas (Kildare Town – pub & accommodation)       The Hangmans Bar and Restaurant, (Milltown) for ultimate dining
Slate River and Grand Canal (Rathangan, Robertstown & Allenwood) for fishing

lullymore lake

Things to do in Kildare

Kildare is a county with lots to see and do. Whether your interest is in sports or hiking, museums or equestrian
activities. From gardens, golf and the great outdoors to fascinating culture, history and heritage, Kildare is the ideal destination for an Irish holiday break. Browse the list below of tourist attractions that are close to Lullymore Heritage Park.

Rathangan and Allenwood

rathanganWell worth a visit: Rathangan is well worth a visit with great walks, fishing and heritage – pride of place is the the Rath or Ring fort which dates back at least 1400 years. There are plenty of welcoming public houses on the 18th century built main street for entertainment and dining. Allenwood village is a popular destination for fishing and walking and Glennons Pub and Restaurant is a great stop while there.

Kildare Town

Kildare TownWalking Tour of Kildare Town: Learn about the mythology of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and St Brigid, patroness of the Gaels. Key stops along the route include St Brigid’s Cathedral, a Norman tower house, the site of the Turf Club, and the twelfth century Franciscan Abbey.

Motor Racing

Kildare TownMondello Park: Take a trip to Mondello Park near Naas, Ireland’s only international motor racing circuit.Motor sport enthusiasts can watch some of the most exciting cars manufactured today race on the challenging Mondello circuit.

Horse Racing

Kildare TownVisit The Curragh, home of the Irish Classics, Naas or Punchestown racecourses for a taste of Irish racing at its best. The Irish Derby at the Curragh, the famous Irish National Hunt Festival at Punchestown and excellent facilities Naas Racecourse offer visitors a wonderful choice of racing.

Angling and Walking

Kildare TownThe Barrow way & Kildare Way: A wide choice of rivers and canals, many with towpaths, are definitely worth a visit. There are also 2 long distance way-marked ways, the Barrow way and the Kildare way, and numerous looped walks and trails.

Kildare Town Heritage Centre

Kildare TownKildare Town Heritage Centre is an exciting visitor attraction situated in the pictuesque medieval town of Kildare. It is in an area renowned for its bloodstock industry, within 5 minutes drive of the famous Japanese Gardens, National Stud and the Curragh Race course.

Heritage and Gardens

Kildare TownAn Exotic Experience in Kildare: If you enjoy seeing other people’s beautiful houses and gardens then County Kildare is the place for you. From the grandest Palladian mansions to captivating, exotic gardens, we have a wide selection of wonderful places to delight and surprise you.

Heritage Trail

South Kildare Heritage TrailSouth Kildare Heritage Trail: Follow the historical trail through the south county. South Kildare is an area well worth visiting for a taste of Irish history including castles, churches and high crosses. The Moat of Ardscull is one of the many historical places on the route to discover.

Irish National Stud

Irish National Stud Visitor CenterlVisit Irish National Stud Visitor attraction which comprises 4 attractions in one. See Stud & Horse Museum, Japanese Gardens and beautiful woodland and lakeside walks by St Fiachra’s gardens. Cafe. Picnic benches in carpark. Open mid Feb to Christmas. Under 5s go free.

Steam Museum

Steam MuseumSteam Museum: Visit Irish National Stud Visitor attraction which comprises 4 attractions in one. See Stud & Horse Museum, Japanese Gardens and beautiful woodland and lakeside walks by St Fiachra’s gardens. Cafe. Picnic benches in carpark. Open mid Feb to Christmas. Under 5s go free.

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