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Silken Thomas, Kildare Town

The Silken Thomas, Kildare Town is your complete destination pub where you can literally EAT, DRINK, DANCE & SLEEP. This award-winning family run business has been in operation for over 40 years and on-site offerings include Chapter 16 restaurant, Flanagan’s Lounge, a traditional bar Squires Lil’s with live music every Thursday through to Sunday, and 26 well-appointed guestrooms (Tripadvisor certificate of excellence winner). In November 2017 Studio One Venue & Garden at the Silken Thomas opened. Open every Friday and Saturday night from 11pm this new venue offers customers the chance to enjoy live music, DJ’s and special events.

Located in the centre of Kildare Heritage Town, the Silken Thomas is less than a 10 minute walk from Kildare Village Outlet Shopping and a 15 minute walk from the Irish National Stud. In the car park behind the Silken Thomas stands Kildare Tower House, a 13 century building which was originally one of four towers to make up Kildare Castle. In 1316 the castle was granted by King Edward II to John Fitzgerald and appointed him the newly created title Earl of Kildare in recognition for his services during the Bruce invasion. This marked the start of the Fitzgerald’s association with Kildare.

Breakfast is available daily at the Silken Thomas from 8am. Chapter 16 restaurant opens from 6pm daily and for Sunday lunch. For more information visit or check out Facebook for upcoming events and latest offers. The Silken Thomas is located just off junction 13 on the M7.

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