A pro-business environment

  • Kildare is home to world-renowned companies such as Intel, Hewlett Packard, Pfizer and Kerry Group
  • Strong indigenous companies such as the Queally Group, O’Brien Fine Foods, and Green Isle have created a legacy of success.
  • A strong vibrant ecosystem of high potential start ups that include med-tech, bio-pharma and ICT services.

An educated population

  • Maynooth University is the fastest-growing University in Ireland
  • We have one of the highest rates in the country of education to degree level

Research and Innovation

Maynooth University has seven research institutes on campus including the Hamilton Institute, a world leading research unit in ICT with a focus on drones, AI and Robotics and the Innovation Value Institute which has been co-developed with Intel.


A connected county

  • Kildare is located within the greater Dublin area close to the city, Dublin Airport and Dublin Port
  • Major transportation corridors link Kildare to the rest of Ireland via motorway and rail
  • Access to the national motorway network is on our doorstep via the N7/M7, which is the major route by which the populations of Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Kilkenny access the capital

Customers and Employees on your doorstep

  • Our population is 222,504 (2016 census), making Kildare the fifth most populated county in Ireland
  • Kildare has a high labour force participation rate
  • Kildare is the youngest county in Ireland – we have the highest rate of young people aged 0 to 24 years in the state

Quality of life

  • Excellent transport infrastructure, housing stock and schools make County Kildare a popular place in which to set up home
  • Average house prices and rents are lower than those in Dublin. In Q4 of 2017, the average house price in Kildare was 31% cheaper than in Dublin.
  • Leisure time is well catered for thanks to our vibrant tourism, sport, arts, heritage and cultural sectors