County Kildare (Irish: Contae Chill Dara) is an Irish county located to the southwest of Dublin in the province of Leinster. The name comes from the Irish, meaning church (Cill) of the oaks (Dara).
Kildare is bordered by the counties of Carlow, Laois, Meath, Offaly, Dublin and Wicklow. Kildare is part of the 'Greater Dublin Area', a regional area surrounding Dublin.
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…Many species of plant and animal are in decline or are endangered. In Kildare, for example, bird species such as the song thrush are in decline and the yellowhammer is under threat…