Break a Leg Silken Thomas Players


Best wishes from Kildare Town Chamber of Commerce to The Silken Thomas Players who are off to compete in the RTE All Ireland Drama Festival on Friday 10th May with their production of  Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur.  The Festival starts on Thursday 2nd May.



Break a leg!

National Pride of Place – Public Meeting


Help celebrate all that is good and unique about our town.

Kildare Town has been chosen to represent the County in the National Pride of Place competition for 2013.

There will be an information/public meeting on the 8 May at 7.30 pm in Kildare Heritage Centre (Market House), Market Square to explore how we as a community might showcase our town. All are welcome.

The competition focuses on how the community comes together to shape, change and enjoy what their local area has to offer. It can help galvanise our efforts to build an even stronger community. While it is a public meeting we would appreciate if each organisation could send even one representative.

Sometimes we cannot see the wood for the trees and we fail to appreciate how far we have come or how much is on offer. A recent comment by some UK visitors to the town (April 2013) testifies to just that, “Our first visit to Kildare was twenty years ago. [It] was in a bad state, closed and dreary. The Improvement to the town is incredible, excellent Square, easy parking, fresh and inviting. Kildare has vastly improved.”

None of the above would have been possible without the community coming together. Think of all the positive work happening through our public representatives, local sports clubs, festival committees, historic society, residents committees, tidy towns, volunteer and other agencies who are working together to move the town forward. Let us tell it to the world; we are proud of our town – 7.30 pm Wed. 8 May in Kildare Heritage Centre (Market House), Market Square.

M & C Joinery


M & C Joinery has been in business since 1983, when it was founded by Kildare natives Paul McLoughlin and Joe Callan. Paul and Joe have over 60 years of carpentry experience between them, and are still heavily involved in all projects carried out at the Joinery today.

M & C has gradually grown from a small, local business to one that has clients across the country, and even abroad. The Joinery specialises in windows, doors, shop fronts and stables amongst other types of work.

M & C Joinery has been an employer in Kildare since it’s set-up and continues to employ a fully trained and experienced team of specialist joiners. Today, we are one of Ireland’s best respected and most trusted Joineries.

Bright Beginnings

Full & Part Time Creche, Playschool, Free ECCE Year & Afterschool Club

Bright Beginnings has been in operation for over 10 years and during that time we have grown and flourished. We have established ourselves as a well respected and well run childcare centre.

General Information

ECCE scheme – free child care place

Full Time
Part Time
Afterschool Club
Breakfast Club

Contact: 045-530079

Harte’s Bar & Grill


At Harte’s we have an extensive menu which will, we believe, satisfy all tastes. We are renowned for our ‘Steak on the Stone’ cooking style, which, allows the customer to cook their steak at their table. Add our vegetables, sourced from local artisan producers, our menu is sure to have something for everyone.

As well as having the restaurant beautifully refurbished by EMS Design, Harte’s boasts the most intimate bar in Kildare Town with the largest selection of beers and cocktails.

Looking forward to 2013 we also hope to open our townhouse which will comprise six en-suite rooms. Making Harte’s the perfect place to stay in Kildare Town.

Address: Market Square, Kildare, Co. Kildare

Phone: 045 533 557

Hours: Sun 12-9p.m.

Mon-Thu 12-9:30p.m.

Fri-Sat 12-10p.m.

Kildare Town Business Directory


This page is a listing of many of the businesses in Kildare Town. Members of the Kildare Chamber of Commerce are highlighted by a link to a more detailed listing – if you are not listed & would like to be, please let us know.


Kildare House Hotel

Lord Edward


Advertising & Event Management

Alan Bannon Signs

Fit Marketing



Kildare Architects



Conway Auctioneers

McWey Auctioneers


Creches & Pre-School

Bright Beginnings



M & C Joinery


Dental, Medical & Optical

Kellehers Opticians

Kildare Medical Centre

Kyne & Mulrennan

McHughs Chemist

Whelans Pharmacy



Kildare Building Supplies



Kevin Prendergast


The Turf Club



Financial Services

Bank of Ireland

Ken Herbert & Co.

Kildare Credit Union

Kildare Post Office

Michael J. Joyce

McMahon & Co



Forget me Not Flowers

Violets Floral Design


Hair & Beauty


Mathew Keating Hair Studio

Karen’s Hair Studio

Roches Barbers


Health & Fitness



History & Heritage

Kildare Town Heritage Centre


Human Resources

HR Department


Local Artists & Designers




Modus Link


Solicitors & Legal

Rory De Bruir

D’Arcy & Co.

Mary Bennett & Co.



Chapman’s Garage

Fitzpatricks Garages

Thomas Heffernan Tyres



Kildare Physiotherapy, Sports Injury and Pilates Clinic



Agape Gourmet

Hartes Bar & Grill

Square Coffee


Security Services

Kennedy Security


Sport & Recreation

Cill Dara

Dunmurry Springs

Nurney Lakes




Centra Melitta

Kildare Farm Foods

Kildare Village


Rowanville Store




Taxi & Transport

Cill Dara Cabs

Page’s Mini-bus Hire



JJ Mahon & Sons



Groome Vets



Pubs & Food


Cafes & Restaurants

Agape Café

Gourmet Sandwiches and Rolls, Fresh Brewed Coffee and Teas more…

Café K

Brilliant coffee –  homemade fresh food more…

Chapter 16 Restaurant

Beautifully appointed, extensive menu, value for money, friendly, has it all!!

6pm Monday – Saturday, Sunday from 5pm more…

Victoria House

The Gallops Restaurant @ Kildare House Hotel

Kingsland Chinese

Hons Chinese Restaurant

Wee Kee Chinese Restaurant

Pubs & Food

Hartes Bar & Grill

Harte’s, newly renovated, is a favourite place for those who like a great meal and a traditional pint.  more…

JJ Mahons

Bar and Drinks Wholesalers more…

The Silken Thomas

The complete pub that incorporates good food, great beers and friendly service more…


The Square, Kildare, good food, great beers, traditional music and more… more...




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About Us


Kildare Chamber of Commerce Board Members:

Name Chamber Position Business
Amanda McDermott Treasurer Bank of Ireland
Brian Flanagan Member of the Exec. Silken Thomas
Ciaran Clarke Vice Chair Roches Barbers
Eileen Kavanagh Chair
Emily-Kate O Conor Secretary Kildare Town Heritage Centre
Frank McMahon Member of the Exec. Frank McMahon & Co
Ger Conway Member of the Exec. Top Oil
John Brett Member of the Exec. Centra
Maureen Bergin Member of the Exec. Kildare Village Outlet
Michael Joyce Member of the Exec. Joyce Accountants
Michael McWey Member of the Exec. Michael McWey & Associates
Pamela Moore Member of the Exec. Square
Paul Lenehan Member of the Exec. Hartes Bar & Restaurant
Rachel Doyle Member of the Exec. Cunninghams
Suzanne Doyle Member of the Exec. is an initiative of the Kildare Town Chamber of Commerce that will highlight and showcase Kildare Town as the place to visit, attract more visitors, inject income and create exposure for business and community groups alike, by hammering home the message that Kildare Town is Ireland’s No 1 Day Trip Destination.


  • To ensure that a strong relationship exists between the Chamber of Commerce and the business community in Kildare Town and to help promote economic development in Kildare by embracing and encouraging new ideas and creative thinking.
  • To promote advocacy and community leadership by facilitating, where possible, projects/events/initiatives that are for the betterment of businesses and community in Kildare and which add value to Kildare Town and promote it as a better place in which to live and do business.


Chamber membership is steadily increasing and is now the largest community organisation in Kildare Town. Members of the Chamber are typically Kildare people who love the town, living, working and doing business here.
Our rapidly growing population has attracted some of the best enterprises including the Kildare Village Outlet, several large supermarkets and supports many small businesses. Between them, they provide a rewarding working environment for the people of Kildare.

For more information on Kildare Chamber of Commerce please feel free to contact Secretary, Emily O Conor on

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