Kildare is known as "the shortgrass county", revealing its fame for sheep farming in the plains to the south. It is the horsebreeding capital of Ireland and home to the Curragh Racecourse, as well as many studfarms. Historically, it was inside the Anglised area known as "The Pale" and ruled by landlords such as the Fitzgeralds. County Kildare is Ireland's wealthiest county outside Dublin with many middle and upper class residents mainly in the north east of the county eg Naas and Maynooth. The largest town is Naas with a population of 30,000 and is also is the county town.
The Bradaun Restaurant, located in Leixlip House Hotel, Leixlip
Mash Restaurant At The Osprey Hotel, Osprey Hotel, ☎ tel: +353 (0)45 881111 f, . Head Chef, Kevin Curran's blend of international fusion cuisine. Breakfast: Monday to Friday – 7.00am to 10.00am Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays – 8.00am to 11.00am Dinner: Monday to Saturday – 6.00am to 9.30pmedit
Statler & Waldorf Bar & Lounge at The Osprey Hotel (Hotel Bar & Lounge in Naas), . With Capacity for up to 450 people, private bar area upstairs and outdoor courtyard. Bar food menu served Monday to Thursday – 3.00pm to 10.00pm Friday – 3.00pm to 9.00pm Saturday – 12.30pm to 9.00pm Sunday – 5.00pm to 9.00pm Carvery Monday to Friday – 12 noon to 3.00pm Sunday – 12.30pm to 5.00pmedit
Club Bar & Lounge at The Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, . edit