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It is located in the province of Leinster and is part of the Mid-East Region. It is named after the town of Kildare. Kildare County Council is the local authority for the county, which has a population of , Kildare is the 24th-largest of Ireland's 32 counties in area and seventh largest in terms of population.
It is the eighth largest of Leinster's twelve counties in size, and second largest in terms of population. As an inland county, Kildare is a generally lowland region. The county's highest points are the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains bordering to the east. The county has three major rivers running through it: the Barrow , the Liffey and the Boyne.
A southern branch joins the Barrow navigation at Athy. The Royal Canal stretches across the north of the county along the border with Meath. Pollardstown Fen is the largest remaining calcareous fen in Ireland, covering an area of hectares and is recognised as an internationally important fen ecosystem with unique and endangered plant communities, and declared a National Nature Reserve in It is habitat to over plant and animal species.
Kildare was shired in  and assumed its present borders in , following amendments to remove a number of enclaves and exclaves. The county was the home of the powerful Fitzgerald family. Parts of the county were also part of the Pale area around Dublin. Kildare County Council is the local authority for the county. The Council has 40 members. The current council was elected in May Under the Local Government Reform Act the towns of Leixlip , Naas , Newbridge and Athy ceased to have separate town councils and were absorbed into their corresponding local electoral area.
The county's population has nearly doubled to some , in Ч The north eastern region of Kildare had the highest average per-capita income in Ireland outside County Dublin in East Kildare's population has increased rapidly, for example the amount of housing in the Naas suburb of Sallins has increased sixfold since the mids.
As of [update] the population of the county was , This road is colloquially referred to as the "Naas Dual carriageway " because when it was originally up-graded in the road from Dublin to Naas was a double-lane carriageway, one of the first of its kind in Ireland. The M9 is another motorway that commences at Kilcullen and ends at Waterford.
It is motorway standard for its entire length. The county is also served by the trains connecting with Dublin , southern Leinster, Munster and Connacht, with daily connections to Cork , Waterford, Limerick, and Galway.
Kildare is the centre of Ireland's Grand Canal network built in the late 18th century. The all-white jerseys they wear are in reference to this. However, since then Kildare have reached the All-Ireland Football Championship Final on four occasions, the last being in , but have failed on all four attempts. County Kildare is also known as the Shortgrass County which is a reference to how short the grass is on the commons of the Curragh.
Carton House Golf Club is located in Maynooth. The Golfing Union of Ireland , the longest established golf union in the world, have their national headquarters on the estate. Other prominent courses are located at Knockanally and Clane. Kildare is famous worldwide for its horse racing. Also located in County Kildare are two other courses, Punchestown Racecourse , home of the National Hunt Festival of Ireland, and Naas Racecourse , which runs both National Hunt and Flat meetings and is used by top race horse trainers as a test for horses preparing for the Cheltenham festival.
The county is famous for the quality of horses bred in the many stud farms to which it is home, including the Irish National Stud and many other top studs such as Gilltown, Moyglare and Kildangan Stud , and race horse training establishments, such as the Osborne Stables.
Kildare is the home to Mondello Park , Ireland's only international motorsport venue. The Circuit also has 3 km 1. County Kildare is twinned with the following places:. Both are major centres of the Thoroughbred breeding industry in their respective countries. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. County in Ireland. Place in Leinster, Ireland. Contae Chill Dara. Coat of arms. Meanma agus Misneach Irish "Spirit and Courage".
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