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County Kildare, Ireland

county kildareKildare comes from the Irish word Cill Dara - Church of the Oak Tree, referring to St. Brigid's monastary beneath an oak tree.

Kildare is regarded as the home of the Irish horse industry and a unique plain called the Curragh stretches across County Kildare and is famous for horse-racing and breeding and is the location of some of the world's top stud farms.

The Curragh is also the main training base for the Irish Army. Naas which comes from the gaelic Nás na Riogh, the assembly of Kings was the seat of the Kings of Leinster.

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