Travelling to County Kildare
Kildare by-pass which opened in December 2003, extends from the western end of the Curragh dual-carriageway, (which has now become a motorway) to the eastern side of Monasterevin. Its benefits will be felt by Kildare Town where up to 20,000 vehicles a day will be taken off the main street. Other benefits of the motorway will include safer, faster access to markets along a corridor extending from Portlaoise to Dublin, increased attractiveness of the mid-east region for business and improved air quality in Kildare Town.
County Kildare is on Dublin's doorstep and is in close proximity to Dublin Airport and Seaport as well as Dun Laoghaire Harbour. It is also only a couple of hours drive from most parts of Ireland.
Travelling within County Kildare
The county is well serviced by national roads and rail links. There are 3 national routes - M4, M7, M9 - running through the county and rail links to the North West and West of Ireland via Maynooth and the South and South West via Naas, Newbridge and Kildare. The county also includes a network of quiet country roads for those interested in travelling by bicycle.
M4/N4/N6: Dublin - Leixlip - Maynooth - Kilcock - Enfield - Galway/Sligo
M7/N7/N21/N8: Dublin - Naas - Newbridge - Kildare - Monasterevin - Port Laoise - Cork/Limerick - Killarney
N78: Dublin - Naas - Kilcullen - Athy / Casteldermot - Kilkenny/Waterford
Located in west County Kildare, which is situated on the west of the Wicklow Mountain Range in Ireland, Kildare has a rich history. Kildare itself is a prosperous town, with around 4,200 people, and is the centre of the horse-breeding industry, as the Curragh plain is nearby.
There is a main train line in Kildare Town between Cork and Dublin - Timetables and latest information is available at www.irishrail.ie
Bus Services are also available - Timetables and latest information is available at www.buseireann.ie