is an ancient cathedral town steeped in history. St. Brigid, one
of Ireland's patron saints, established a nunnery here in the 6th
century. On the original nunnery site there is today a magnificent
13th century cathedral flanked by a 9th century round tower.
the town centre are located the remains of the castle of the famous
Earls of Kildare, the once powerful Fitzgeralds, though only one
of the three original towers remains today.
The cathedral and the castle are surrounded by a triangle
of abbeys, the Black, the Grey and the White Abbeys.
Visit the Kildare
Heritage Centre website