The Hartes Group

At The Heart Of Hospitality In County Kildare

Our Gastropubs


A multi award winning Gastropub located in the heart of the market square in Kildare town and just a 5 minute walk from Kildare Village outlet shopping & Just 1 hour from Dublin

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 The Dew Drop Inn & Brewhouse

An award winning Gastropub located just off the N7 in Kill Co Kildare just 5km from Naas and 35 minutes from Dublin

Firecastle Artisan Grocers & Café

Firecastle opened in September 2020 as an artisan grocer, bakery, café, delicatessen & gift shop with ten boutique guest bedrooms. Our shop can only be described as a “food lovers paradise”. The minute you walk in the door, the aroma of freshly baked bread and freshly brewed coffee awakens the senses. Around every corner of our store are the very best of Irish Artisan foods, beautiful fresh and dried flowers, stunning ceramics by Irish designers & the most glorious scented candles and diffusers.

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The Rooms @ Firecastle offer visitors the opportunity to stay in one of our beautifully decorated guest rooms many of which overlook the famous St Brigid’s Cathedral. Firecastle gets its name from the lane that runs between the property and the Cathedral “Firecastle Lane” which refers to the fire St Brigid kept perpetually alight.

Our 10 boutique guest rooms are decorated in either a blush pink or a deep teal. High ceilings and picture windows flood the building with natural light. The rooms first floor location offers a stunning elevated view of St Brigid’s Cathedral. Each guest room has ensuite toilet and shower facilities, tea/coffee and Wi-Fi as standard. Although our accommodation is sold on a room only basis no guest @ Firecastle could ever go hungry with an array of freshly prepared breakfast delights from pastries, porridge and muesli to brioche breakfast baps on offer daily from our Café. Seating is available in doors, but if the sun happens to be shining why not enjoy your breakfast in our covered outdoor area and watch the world go by! Best of all residents of The Rooms @ Firecastle can enjoy a 10% discount in store!!

There are lots of other things to see and do nearby including a shopping trip to Kildare Village Outlet shopping which is located just 5 minutes walk from Firecastle – residents can also get a 10% VIP discount at Kildare Village! The Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens which is a  5 minute drive. The Curragh Racecourse which is less than a 10 minute drive and Newbridge Silverware which is just a 15 minute drive away.

Dew Drop Brewhouse Beers

Since September 2019 we have been brewing beer for our local community. Our sole aim is to produce premium quality local beer, at affordable prices, to customers of our gastropubs and for our patrons of Firecastle. Always striving for better, and under the direction of Head Brewer Dean Maquire we will keep producing our core products but also bring out more seasonal & interesting beers for all to try.
Watch this space for more Hoppy Goodness

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