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 also recently won the Purple Flag award which means our town is accredited as a safe place to go out with a diverse and high quality range of venues and entertainment types for your visit.
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.
We are also located in the heart of Irelands Ancient East where Kildare and Wickllow have so much for you to see.
Click on this link to see a few sample itineraries close to Lawlor'sHotel in Naas
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. Click on this link to learn more about Kildares history around The Sport of Kings
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 walk along Arthurs Way and the University town of Maynooth. Visit the many houses and gardens such as the magnificent Castletown House or experience Peatland World Visitor Centre that interprets the wilderness of the Bog of Allen.