An Outlet shopping treat in the Irish countryside:
Finding a designer outlet in the Irish countryside is a real treat. At Chic Outlet Shopping’s Kildare Village, you’ll find over 50 boutiques selling favourite labels from Anya Hindmarch to Molton Brown, Clarks to Bally, Calvin Klein Jeans to Cath Kidston at discounts of up to 60%. Chic says that they have the only Ballyboutique in the whole of Ireland, although I believe there is a Bally shoe shop in Dublin.
Kildare Village (the town) is a lovely place to use as a base to explore rural Ireland, play golf on championship courses, visit the Irish National Stud which has a really beautiful Japanese Garden. There are a few nice restaurants in town and Irish pubs are legendary.
Kildare Village is located in County Kildare, just off the M7 and less than an hour’s drive from Dublin. There are 850 car parking spaces, free of charge.
From Dublin, there are half-hourly Bus Éireann services departing from Store Street to Kildare Town. Journey time is 1 hour and 45 minutes. For details of buses from other parts of Ireland, check Bus Éireann’s website.
A complimentary bus also operates regularly from the Irish National Stud and Kildare train station to Kildare Village.
There is a half-hourly service from Dublin Heuston station to Kildare Town. Journey time is for the 35-minutes.
A free shuttle bus runs from Kildare train station to Kildare Village every 20 minutes, from 09:30 to 18:40. For more details on train times, check with www.irishrail.ie.
If driving use following satellite navigations coordinates:
- N 53º 9.265′
- W 06º 55.036′
From Dublin city centre – Follow signs for the N7 – South, pass Heuston station and continue to the roundabout, then turn left onto the R111 (signposted N11/N81). At the traffice lights turn right onto Inchicore Road, then bear left onto Tyrconnell Road and onto the Naas Road (N7). Continue along the Naas Road (N7) following signs for the N7/South.
Follow the N7 until it becomes the M7. Leave the M7 at exit 13 for Kildare/Nurney. Take the third exit off the roundabout for Kildare; crossing over the motorway take the first exit at the roundabout and at the next roundabout take the third exit for the Kildare Village.
From Cork/Limerick – Follow the M7 towards Dublin. Leave the M7 at exit 13 for Kildare/Nurney. At the first roundabout take the first exit signposted Kildare, then at the next roundabout take the third exit for the Kildare Village Outlet.
Tel: +353 (0)45 520501
Mon – Wed 10:00 – 18:00
Thur 10:00 – 20:00
Fri 10:00 – 19:00
Sat 10:00 – 19:00
Sun 11:00 – 19:00
Bank Holiday: Mon 1 June 2009 11:00 – 18:00Any other ideas?