County Kildare, Ireland became Lexington’s second Sister City in 1984. As the center of the thoroughbred horse industry in Ireland and the home of the Irish National Stud, the top breeding facility in Ireland, County Kildare’s history of contact with Lexington and its horse interest made a logical match for the two communities. County Kildare is only 25 km from the center of Dublin and the main roads west (Galway) and south (Cork and Limerick) cross the county. Visiting County Kildare and the Emerald Isle, you will enjoy the beautiful medieval castles and towers. Also, the county is home to many of the world’s most respected golf courses, museums, parks, rivers and the famous Irish Derby. Above all, you will find many friendly people.
County Kildare Web Site
If you are a high school student and are interested in traveling to County Kildare, Ireland during the summer, applications will be available here beginning in September. Please be sure to read the rules and requirements here before applying.