Kildare is in eastern Ireland where most of the area is flat farmland. The principal crops are
wheat, barley, oats, and
It is famous for racehorse breeding, and cattle
raising is also important.
Manufactures include textiles, paper products, and cutlery.
Naas, County Kildare, was the home of the kings of
Leinster from the 2nd to the 12th century.
The Boyne River rises in the Bog of Allen and flows
the towns of Trim, An Uaimh, and Slane in county Meath and
Drogheda in county Louth. It empties into the Irish Sea
near Drogheda. The river is 113 km (70 mi) long and is
navigable by shallow-draft vessels only as far as Drogheda.
The decisive Battle of the Boyne took place on the banks of
the river in 1690 during the so-called Glorious Revolution.