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County Kildare Information

County Kildare is now being seen as part of the commuter belt to Dublin. The County is landlocked, and is surrounded by Dublin, Wicklow, Meath, Westmeath, Offaly and Laois. Among the interesting geographical features of Kildare is the Curragh, a fertile bog land which is ideal for the raising of livestock and horses. The Curragh race horse track is also located in the Curragh. The army of the Republic of Ireland has one of its main bases in the Curragh. Among the other interesting features of Kildare are the two Canals, The Royal Canal and The Grand Canal which make their way through Kildare to the Liffey in Dublin City Centre.

The History of Kildare is rich, with evidence of Raths (forts) and Standing Stones, examples of which can be found in the Curragh.

Other Points of Interest

- The County of Kildare has long associates with Saint Brigid

Estimated Population & Land Area.

The estimated population of Kildare is 134,881 at the last Census. This figure has increased since then as it becomes more and more an extension of Liverpool. The Land area of Kildare is 654 sq miles.

Major Towns

- Maynooth
- Leixlip
- Celbridge
- Naas
- Kildare
- Newbridge
- Athy

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