St. Brigid of Kildare

Event Description Guided tour of the Curragh Plains
Dates and Time(s) Friday, September 20th from 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm.
Host The Guided Tour, hosted by SolasBhride Team,  will be led by naturalist Michael Jacob. 
Location Assemble at Cill Dara Golf Club.
Directions: Take the Station Road from the Market Square in Kildare Town.
Continue for 2km on to Rathbride Rd, R 415.
Destination will be on the right.
Check at Heritage Centre for lift to Golf Club if required.
Numbers Group may consist of minimum of 15 to a maximum of 50.
Booking Booking essential Kildare Town Heritage Centre – 530672 or or 045 522890Fee = €10.00  can be paid on the day.
Eligibility Requirements Suitable footwear essential. Tour will be at a leisurely pace and last two hours and cover a distance of approximately 3 km.
Additional Information The Curragh is perhaps the oldest and most extensive tract of sethe Curragh 2mi-natural grassland in Europe, having existed as such for over two thousand years. The Curragh has a number of sensitive archaeological sites and rare grass species. The Curragh is rich in history. In pre-Christian times it was the site of Aonach Life, a gathering of all the people of the Kingdom of Leinster. At the Aonach new laws were made, marriage and funeral ceremonies carried out and contests and games enjoyed.
Tradition has it that the great plain was handed over to St. Brigid of Kildare in the year 480 AD