Kildare ( Cill Dara Irish, German " oak church " ) is a county ( county ) in the east of the Republic of Ireland. In West Kildare is the town of the same name Kildare.
The landscape is apart from the volcanic region of the Chair of Kildare, mostly flat land that has been shaped in appearance from the last ice age.
The area was conquered in 1171 by the Anglo-Normans; in 1297 the county was built. The County is the Curragh army camp, where many Irish nationalists and during the Second World War foreign flight crews were interned.
Agriculture is the main cause of cattle and horses and sheep; agriculture includes the growing of barley, wheat and sugar beet. There are textile and paper industries as well as agricultural machinery. In the West, peat is mined for personal use yet. The north east of the county is part of the economic catchment area of Dublin.
Kildare sends seven MPs in the Irish Parliament ( Dáil Éireann ). The county is divided into two constituencies. In the election in May 2002 following MP for North Kildare were determined: Bernard Durkan (Fine Gael ), Charlie McCreevy ( Fianna Fáil ), Catherine Murphy (independent) and Emmet Stagg ( Labour Party ); for Kildare South Séan Ó Fearghail ( Fianna Fáil ), Séan Power ( Fianna Fáil ) and Jack Wall ( Labour Party ).
The distribution of seats in the County Council after the local elections of June 5, 2009:
- Ardrass Church, Church
- Castledermot, with two Celtic crosses, round tower and the ruins of a Franciscan
- Dun Aillinne Hill Fort
- Menhir of Punchestown
- Motte of Ardscull
- Beltracy ( Menhir )
- Bolton Hill ( four Bullauns in place )
- Forenaghts Graet ( Menhir )
- Furness, church
- Irish National Stud and Japanese Garden
- Kildare, the cathedral and high cross and round tower besteigbarem
- Kilgowan ( Menhir )
- Kilteel, Castle and Church
- Maynooth Castle
- Moone, Church and High Cross
- Mullaghmast ( Menhir )
- Old Kilculeen, High Cross and Round Tower
- Oughterard, church and round tower
- Rathcoffey, Castle
- Taghadoe, round tower