Local Attractions in the Naas Area
The Town House Hotel, Naas - The closest Hotel to Mondelo Race Course
Punchestown Racecourse - home of the IFG International Three Day Event.
The Curragh Racecourse - home of the Budweiser Irish Derby each July.
Naas Horse Racecourse - founded in 1922, this racecourse holds about 15 meetings per year.
Mondello Park Racing Circuit - racing year round including Rally-X, Rallysprint, Kart, Car and Motorcycle racing, and the Truck Show
Carmelite White Abbey, Kildare - built in the 19th century, however the Carmelite presence in Kildare goes back 700 years. Famous for some 15/16th century stone sculptures which came from the ruins of the Franciscan Grey Abbey.
Clongowes Wood College, Clane - an important Jesuit educational establishment since 1813, it is now regarded as one of the countrys foremost private schools. It has a history dating back to 1417 and the grounds include part of the original Pale.
St Brigid's Cathedral, Kildare - located on the site reputed to be where St Brigid founded a monastery in 480 AD. Visitors can view the 750 year old cathedral and a Round Tower several centuries old which is also located on the grounds.
Grave of Wolfe Tone, Bodenstown - famous 1798 leader
Kildare Heritage and Geneaology Company, Newbridge - Provides a full service for people who wish to trace their family roots in County Kildare Ph: (045) 433602
Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park, Rathangan - Situated in the heart of Lullymore, an island in the Bog of Allen, the park consists of indoor exhibitions, accurate re-creations of old dwellings, walks through woodlands and gardens.
Mondello Park Racing Track and Racing School, Naas - An exciting programme of car and motorbike racing is held year round. There is also a Racing Driving School, where people can get instrtuction and tuition.
Irish National Stud, Tully - Home to some of Ireland's finest thoroughbreds. Visitors can view stallions, mares, foals and yearlings. The Horse Museum houses the skeleton of the legendary steeplechaser Arkle, and also presents the history of the stud farm's successes.
Japanese Gardens - Located in the grounds of the Irish National Stud (see above), the gardens were created between 1906 and 1910 and symbolise the Life of Man. They are acclaimed as the finest Japanese gardens in Europe.
Saint Fiachra's Garden - Also located in the grounds of the Irish National Stud (see above), the gardens seek to present to the visitor the landscape which inspired the spirituality of the 6th and 7th centuries monastic movement in Ireland, and of St Fiachra in particular.
Golf Clubs (within 10 miles of the hotel)
The K Club, Straffan - 18 holes - Home of annual European Open Golf Championship
Bodenstown Golf Club, Bodenstown - 36 holes
Cill Dara Golf Club, Little Curragh - 9 holes
Craddockstown Golf Club, Naas - 18 holes
Curragh Golf Club, The Curragh - 18 holes
Killeen Golf Club, Kill - 18 holes
Knockanally Golf Club, Donadea - 18 holes
Naas Golf Club, Naas - 18 holes
Newbridge Golf Club, Newbridge - 18 holes
Pinetrees Golf Club, Clane - 18 holes
Woodlands Golf Club, Coill Dubh - 18 holes
Pitch & Putt and Driving Ranges
Green Line Pitch and Putt, Sallins
Naas Golf Driving Range, Sallins
Red Lane Golf Centre, Newbridge
Toughers Golf Range, Newbridge
Fishing and Angling
Countryman Angling and Game Supplies, Pacelli Road, Naas
Coarse anglers can expect good catches of pike, bream, rudd, tench, perch, hybrids and eels round the angling centres of Athy, Kilcock, Leixlip, Monasterevin, Prosperous, Rathangan and Vicarstown.
Game anglers will enjoy the catches of wild brown trout and salmon on the waters round Athy, Clane, Leixlip, Newbridge and Straffan.
Art and Craft Centres
Newbridge Cutlery, Newbridge - celtic and traditional tableware, jewellery and gifts
Craftspun Yarns, Johnstown - knitting yarns, sweaters, rugs, blankets, textiles
Homestead Saddlery, Kill - saddles made to design, country and riding wear
Curragh Pottery, The Curragh - hand thrown domestic and ornamental pottery
Simply Art, The Curragh - contemporary art and design gallery and shop
Irish Culture and Crafts, Kildare - family arms, heraldic printers
West End Woollens, Kildare - Irish Aran fashion knitwear