Explore Naas

Did you Know that Naas was once the Seat of the Kings of Leinster? The Moat Theatre gets its name from the ruins of the King's residence beside it.

Naas is a vibrant town with high-end boutiques, a fabulous range of restaurants, The Moat Theatre and Live gigs in MCauleyPlace. Naas Racecourse and Punchestown Racecourse both are located here offering the town a great range of exciting race meetings throughout the year.

Historic buildings mix in with traditional market town architecture and there are a number of festivals throughout the year including and Arts Festival and Wild food Festival.

Famous for its horses, racing and stud farms, Kildare’s famous racecourses – The Curragh, Punchestown and Naas Racecourse are all home to exciting racing festivals, while the Irish National Stud is testament to the county's strong horse breeding tradition. 

Kildare offers a range of special interests in addition to horse racing and horse riding such as golf, motor racing, fishing, ecology, cruising and walking. In September 2006, The K Club hosted the most prestigious international golf event "The Ryder Cup" which is only a short drive from Lawlor's.

 The county’s many heritage attractions are of great importance and provide much interest to the visitor. Note the heritage towns of Athy and Kildare, Leixlip where ‘Guinness’ was first brewed and the University town of Maynooth. Visit the many houses and gardens such as the magnificent Castletown or experience Peatland World Visitor Centre that interprets the wilderness of the Bog of Allen.