This discount designer outlet center is a favorite among fashion-conscious tourists, who can join shopping day trips from Dublin or Belfast to search for cut-price clothing, accessories, and homewares. With around 90 boutiques at the outdoor village-like complex, and a range of cafés and restaurants, Kildare Village attracts bargain hunters.
Kildare Village is a popular half-day or full-day trip from Dublin. Opt for a comfortable round-trip bus excursion. You can also upgrade to include extras, such as a two-course lunch, gift cards, and VIP discount cards that offer bonus savings. Bus service to and from Kildare Village is also available from Belfast in Northern Ireland. Brands with outlets at Kildare Village include Anya Hindmarch, Barbour, Jaeger, Longines, Mulberry, and Nike.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Kildare Village is a must for bargain-loving shoppers.
- Available services include free Wi-Fi, phone chargers, electric car chargers, a children’s play area, baby-changing rooms, a tourist information kiosk, and complimentary dog kennels.
- Kildare Village is wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
Kildare Village is situated near Kildare town, less than an hour’s drive from Dublin Airport or Dublin city center. Free parking is available at the site. Regular trains depart from Dublin Heuston station and stop at Kildare town. Complimentary shuttle buses run between the station and Kildare Village.
When to Get There
The outlet is busiest on weekends, and during the weeks leading up to Christmas. To avoid crowds, plan your shopping trip for midweek when the boutiques are quietest.
Other Attractions in Kildare
You’ll find several worthwhile sights to explore near Kildare Village. Visit the Kildare Town Heritage Centre to learn about local history, or the grounds of the Norman-era St. Brigid's Cathedral, where you’ll find a 12th-century round tower. Climb up to the top of this tower for views of the rolling green countryside. Visitors can also join guided tours of the Irish National Stud, where many prizewinning racehorses are bred.