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8 Best Things To Do In Naas, Ireland (For 2023)

Naas is a charming town 35 kilometers away from Dublin. A county town in Kildare county, it is a popular weekend getaway and a day trip for city dwellers. With all the golf courses, racehorse tracks and gardens, there are surely many things to do in Naas to keep people entertained.

8 Best Things To Do In Naas, Ireland (For 2023)

1. Check out cool plants in Coolcarrigan House and Gardens


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Coolcarrigan House and Gardens is a popular wedding venue in Naas famous for its beautiful 6-hectare of the garden. The garden houses some of the rarest and unusual plants and trees in Ireland.

You don’t need to get married in order to enter Coolcarrigan and enjoy its expansive garden. You just need to go within their opening hours and they will allow you to enjoy the place. Because of the rarity of some of their shrubs and trees, the place is also quite famous from international gardening groups and dendrologists.

Operation Hours

9 am to 1 pm from February to August. You will need an appointment outside of these months.

Admission Fee

For the admission fee, contact the proper directly.  You can reach them here or via the contact information below.

Contact Information

Address: Coill Dubh, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland


Phone: +353 45 863 527

2. Buy local produce in Naas Farmers’ Market


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Naas Farmers’ Market is a once a week farmer’s market known for its fresh local produce. The market was established decade ago and is still true to their mission of providing only the fresh and best food selections in Naas.

If you want to sample the local delicacies and locally produce foods – then a trip to Naas Market is one of the best things to do in Nass on weekends.

Operation Hours

Saturday 10 am–3 pm

Contact Information

Address: Friary Rd, Naas East, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland

3. Go back in time in Jigginstown Castle

Jigginstown House Naas

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Jigginstown Castle is a 17th-century castle built in the late 1630s under King Charles I reign. It was considered the largest building in Ireland during that time. Thomas Wentworth, the Earl of Stafford built the castle so the King could reside in it during a royal visit to Ireland.

Now, there’s nothing left but ruins on this castle but it’s still worth a visit.  Currently, the castle is a National Monument in Ireland.

Operation Hours

Open 24 hours

Admission Fee


Contact Information

Address: Newbridge Road, Naas West, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland

4. Explore the Blessington Lakes

Although not part of Naas, Blessington Lakes is closed enough for a quick visit. It is only 20 minutes away from the town center. Located in Blessingtown town in County Wicklow, the lake is an active reservoir and an area for wild birds conservation.

The lakes were formed 50 years ago upon the building of Poulaphouca Dam and hydro-electric power station. Currently, it provides the Dublin region with electricity and water supply.

The reservoir is also the largest man-made lake in Ireland and it’s a great base for outdoor activities in the area. You can take your bike and enjoy the amazing landscapes within the area.

5. Appreciate the arts in Russborough House

Russborough house Naas

Russborough House is another thing to do near Naas. Located in Blessington as well, this house is the longest house in Ireland with a frontage measuring at over 700 feet or 210 meters.

This Palladian style house is owned by  Joseph Leeson, 1st Earl of Milltown and was built between 1741 to 1755. The house is famous for the owners’ extensive collections of artworks from world-renowned artists such as Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Sir Peter Paul Rubens, and Johannes Vermeer.

The house is also only located 20 km from Dublin and it can a good day trip from the city.

Operation Hours


The Parkland at Russborough is open 7 days a week from 2nd January to 23rd December from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Guided House Tours

JanuaryFebruary: closed

March: Mon-Sun 12 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. (on the hour) | Bank Holiday Weekend: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m (on the hour)

April: Mon-Fri 12:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m (on the hour) | Sat, Sun & Bank Holiday Monday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (on the hour)

May – September: 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. (on the hour)

October: Mon-Fri 12:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m (on the hour) | Sat, Sun & Bank Holiday Monday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (on the hour)

NovemberDecember: Mon-Sun 12 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. (on the hour)

Admission Fee

Adult: €12.00

Senior – aged 60+: €9.00

Student with valid ID: €9.00

Children aged 6-16: €6.00

Children aged 5 and under: FREE

Family Special: (2 adults and up to 4 children, aged 6-16. Children 5 and under free)

Contact Information

Address: Blessington, Co. Wicklow, Ireland W91 W284


Phone: +353 (0)45 865239

6. Attend a show in Moat Theatre


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The Moat Theatre is a popular place for entertainment in Naas. They showcase local talents in theatre plays, musical concert, dance, and even stand up comedy.

If you want something different to do in Naas, attending one of the shows in Moat Theatre is a must.

Operation Hours

Tuesday to Friday from 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm.

Admission Fee

You can check for rates and available shows here.

Contact Information

Address: Abbey St, Naas East, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland

7. Play golf in Naas

If you want to practice your swing, Naas has several golf courses that you can try. Among the popular golf courses and clubs are Craddockstown Golf Club, Millicent Golf Club, The K Club, Tulfarris Golf Club, and Naas Golf Club.


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8. Make new friends in Stonebrook Pet Farm


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Stonebrook Pet Farm is a local pet farm in a picturesque setting. It is an ideal spot for a family day out. So if you are visiting Naas with kids, taking a trip to meet the farm’s animals will surely make your kids’ day.

Aside from meeting the farm animals, the kids can also help collect eggs and feed the animals.

Operation Hours

Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm to 5 pm

Admission Fee

For the admission fee, please contact the property.

Contact Information

Address: Coghlanstown West, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Phone: +353 86 266 1720

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