The 10 Best Things to Do in Naas, Ireland

August 23, 2017 Dorsey Hagwood

Naas (/ˈneɪs/; Irish: Nás na Ríogh, or An Nás [ən̪ˠ n̪ˠaːsˠ]) is the county town of County Kildare in Ireland. In 2016, it had a population of 21,393, making it the second largest town in County Kildare. Naas is also a major commuter suburb, with many people residing there but working in Dublin.
Restaurants in Naas

Sallins, Ireland
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5 based on 107 reviews

BargeTrip

Experience the Grand Canal the way it was intended and take a leisurely cruise on a restored traditional Canal Barge. Cruises operate from Sallins Harbour which is only 30 minutes from Dublin city center by train and is located just off the M7 motorway. The barge is available for private charter for groups any day of the week and operates up to 6 scheduled cruises daily at weekends. Kildare is known as the Canals County with 120 km of still waters crossing its landscape and linking its towns and villages. The Captain will give you a unique insight into the life and history of the Grand Canal as it winds its way through the county Kildare countryside. You can choose a short one hour cruise to the Leinster Aqueduct where the canal crosses over the River Liffey, or a 2.5 hour cruise through Digby Lock where you'll experience the workings of an eighteenth century canal lock. There's bar service on-board serving a selection on locally brewed craft beers and in summer there are two 1.5 hour evening cruises to McCreevey's Lock. Afterwards you can enjoy a meal in one of the waterfront restaurants in Sallins village. The M.V. Amo is licensed by the Department of Transport and Tourism for 12 passengers. There’s an outdoor Seating on the open decks at the bow and stern and it has a very comfortable interior with ample Seating, toilet facilities and a wood-burning stove. Scheduled cruises operate from March to October and advance booking is essential.

Reviewed By Jeeves1847 - Dublin, Ireland

Great Sunday afternoon for all the family. We took the 1 hour trip but the children aged 14, 10 and 5 would have loved to stay longer. Sallins to the Kildare aqueduct and back. The crew were excellent and took the time to engage the...MoreThanks for the 5 stars! Great to meet you and the family, hope to see ye on board again.

2. Off Road Driving Centre

Palmerstown House | Johnstown, Naas, Ireland +353 45 891 100
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

Off Road Driving Centre

Reviewed By Micheal05 - Limerick, Ireland

Good driving experience. Many difficult obstacles to be overcome .Had excellent driving instructor with us to ensure safety at all times.Thanks a mil for the feedback, much appreciated.

3. Celtic Rider

Bishopscourt Upper, Kill W91RV08, Ireland +353 45 842 862
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5 based on 172 reviews

Celtic Rider

Reviewed By MegsR1024 - Ramsey, New Jersey

There aren't enough words to tell everyone how wonderful Paul and everyone at Celtic Rider and how amazing the experience was, but I'll try! My boyfriend and I booked the 7 day tour on a R1200 GS. I was the pillion, and as a relatively new rider, I was a little nervous about how the trip would go for me. I can tell you that it was better than anything I could have imagined. Paul's orientation is both informative and hilarious, and he put me immediately at ease. He comes along at the start of your ride to make sure you're comfortable - pointing out road signs and hazards along the way. The lodgings that they chose for use were perfect, with each one close to town so you could easily walk down for dinner and of course a pint or two or three at the pub. The routes chosen each day showed us such spectacular scenery and I love that they marked favorite places to stop along each route. The weather was very wet and windy the first few days (it is Ireland afterall) but then everything cleared out and the views were even more beautiful.
We definitely want to go back and book another tour. I mean, come on. Ireland on a motorcycle? Is there any other way to see the country??? You will not be sorry if you book a trip with Paul and Celtic Rider. You will feel like family and be very sorry to see your trip come to an end.

4. Newbridge Silverware Visitor Center

Newbridge, Ireland +353 45 431 301
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4.5 based on 609 reviews

Newbridge Silverware Visitor Center

The Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre is an award winning attractions located just 45 minutes from Dublin and five minutes from the M7 Motorway. It features the flagship Showrooms, the world renowned Museum of Style Icons (MOSI) and the award-winning Café Carleton. The Craft Workshop, where for decades the team have been creating whole ranges of cutlery and jewellery, is adjacent to the Showrooms. The Museum of Style Icons is a permanent exhibition of garments and memorabilia from the collections of the world's greatest stars including: Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Princess Diana, Michael Jackson and many more. The Visitor Centre is open 7 days and entry to the Museum of Style Icons is from €5.

Reviewed By Winelovin

Very busy Sunday afternoon at Newbridge Silverware but the atmosphere was warm and friendly. Whilst there were queues every staff member we dealt with from the security man saying hello and engaging us in a brief friendly chat to the service staff at the counter and restaurant they were so pleasant and friendly.
We also bought some nice sale items so we enjoyed our Newbridge Silverware Visit.
We would return and also recommend a visit to others. Free car parking available.

5. Abbeyfield Farm

Cellbridge Road | Richardstown, Clane, Ireland +353 45 913 979
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5 based on 44 reviews

Abbeyfield Farm

Situated in the scenic Kildare countryside abbeyfield offers clay pigeon shooting and horsesriding at the highest level of professionalism. Let us show you the Kildare countryside the best way possible,on horse back.Wheither your a first timer or experienced rider we will fill your requirements. For the shooting enthuasist, beginner or seasoned shooter,our state of the art range will suite your needs with expert tuition included.

Reviewed By Amy9567

Daragh and Alan are fantastic people who ensure that you always feel at home at Abbeyfield. The care they provide to the horses is second to none. The facilities are great, especially the amazing cross country course. Well worth a visit for equestrians of all abilities.

6. The K Club

Straffan, Ireland +353 1 601 7200
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4.5 based on 127 reviews

The K Club

One of Ireland's most famous golf clubs, The K Club features two championship Arnold Palmer designed golf courses - The Ryder Cup Course and The Smurfit Course

Reviewed By Jon C - Yorktown, Virginia, United States

Stayed two nights recently with my family. Had three rooms. Played golf on Ryder Cup course, enjoyed the spa and dined in both the golf course Thai restaurant and main dining room. Overall it was expensive but very worth it. My ONLY complaint lies in the accounting. I thought I had settled the bill when I left the property. I got an email a day later saying I was going to be upcharged some additional money. I sent an email back questioning it but did not receive a response and my credit card was charged. I travel over 100 nights a year and can count on one hand how many times this has happened. Every time it is the hotel in error. This is way too nice and expensive a property to act second rate.

7. Tulfarris Golf Club

Blessington Lakes, Blessington, Ireland +353 45 867 609
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Tulfarris Golf Club

Standing by the shores of Blessington Lakes will leave you speechless. Set across three peninsulas, renowned course architect Patrick J. Merrigan has created a stunning 18-hole championship golf course paradise at Tulfarris. Test your handicap among breath-taking surroundings where ponds and wild grasses blend into the exciting design against sweeping panoramic views.

Reviewed By Naureen Y

Visited in April and stayed one night in their resort hotel.Beautiful land scaping.Professional golf course ...ideal for golf lovers.
Though didn't play myself but thoroughly enjoyed the players playing while sitting in sun outside the bar.
There is coaching centre of golf as well for the beginners.

8. Mondello Park International Motor Racing Circuit

Donore | Naas, Naas County Kildare, Ireland +353 45 860 200
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4.5 based on 62 reviews

Mondello Park International Motor Racing Circuit

Mondello Park is Ireland's only permanent International motorsport venue. The circuit is situated in Co. Kildare just 40km from Ireland's Capital City, Dublin.The circuit celebrated 40 years of operation in May 2008 and in that time has grown from a humble 1.28Km (0.8 Mile) circuit to a 3.5Km (2.4 Mile) FIA licenced International race track.Mondello Park also runs specialist driving training courses such as Advanced Car Control etc, as well as Corporate Activities including The Porsche Supercar Experience, The 4x4 Experience and the Motor Racing Experience.

Reviewed By motorcar1 - Dublin Ireland

I attended the dealer launch of the all new 2017 Opel Insignia in Mondello Park today.
Over the years I have visited Mondello for car racing and in my business role as a car salesman I have attending car launches here since 1976, I remember driving the MK1 Ford Fiesta here in early 1976 on a snow covered track.
The track and facilities at Mondello had improved to true international facilities over the years and the track is in use every day now. It is a great facility for drivers and it promotes our motor sport.
Today I got to drive the new Insignia on the track accompanied by my instructor Kevin who was excellent and has a love of cars and motor racing and knows the track like the back of his hand. He made he feel as though I regularly drove on the track and was able to push the car car more than I thought possible for an ordinary driver like myself.
There is a dining room and meeting rooms over the pit lane garages and we had a lovely lunch there. It was lovely to visit Mondello again and I have alway enjoyed the experience here.
I wish the owner and staff continued success and thank them for their hospitality today.

9. Whitewater Shopping Centre

Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland +353 45 449 002
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4.5 based on 93 reviews

Whitewater Shopping Centre

Reviewed By P C - Galway, Ireland

Had lunch at Chopped. Chose a salad bowl. Staff very efficient and we're very busy. I felt the lunch lacked flavour and left me disappointed.
The shopping centre was excellent t. Great staff in all the stores. Like H&M, Clarke's, Vero Moda, Pavers and Debenhams.
Will definitely be back.

10. Millicent Golf Club

Milicent Road, Clane, Ireland +353 45 893 279
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4 based on 16 reviews

Millicent Golf Club

Conveniently located less than 30 minutes from Dublin, this superb 18 hole USGA specification championship golf course is the gem of the Ryder Cup countryside. Set in beautiful surroundings with the river Liffey bordering a number of holes and the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains forming its’ backdrop. Using the natural landscape to its fullest, this 150 acre course has many interesting hazards making it a challenge for golfers of all levels. Cleverly designed by local PGA professional, Tommy Halpin, the front 9 form the boundary of the course and completely enclose the back 9. The course is unusual in that it opens with two par 5’s, the first of which is a formidable 604 yards, the second a gentler 502 yards. The signature par 3 17th plays from tee to green across water. The course concludes with another par 5 with the three-tiered green flanked by a pair of shamrock shaped bunkers. At 7063 yards, this par 73, championship course brings great variety and challenge to every round of golf

Reviewed By Travellingsalesguy

Play golf here on a regular basis and what a real gem it is too. Set in a magnificently picturesque location on the banks of the River Liffey in rolling countryside it's a real challenge to new and experienced golfers like. Measuring 7200 yards off the Championship tees and with par at 73 Millicent will prove a great test of your game. The course plays very fair with generous fairways and very playable rough. Water comes into play on 8 of the holes so accuracy is needed. Magnificent greens any club in the country would be proud of is testament to the green keeping staff and management alike. The course is open to both members and visitors with weekly open competitions for both ladies and gents. Magnificent clubhouse overlooking the course provides a stunning backdrop for a beer in the bar or on the patio after your round. All in all highly recommended.

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