Travelling to County Kildare
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
Monasterevin, an anglers paradise especially excellent for game and coarse fishing is an historic town located on the scenic River Barrow and the Grand Canal. It is named after the 6th century St. Evin, who established a monastery there. Monasterevin is 39 miles from Dublin, 12 miles from Athy and 13 miles from Port Laoise.
This is a town of many bridges, the oldest being the Ballagh or Pass Bridge. Places of interest include Moore Abbey, which was home to the 12th century Cistercian Abbey and once home of Count John McCormack. This is a lovely place to while away a few relaxing hours in tranquil settings. Monasterevin Aqueduct and Riverside Park carries the Grand Canal over the Barrow River and it is here that the local Community Council has developed the Riverside Park.
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