Irish CILL DARA, county in the province of Leinster, east-central Ireland. It comprises part of the lowland west of the Wicklow Mountains and part of the Irish central lowland. With an area of 654 square miles (1,694 square km), it is bounded on the north by County Meath, on the east by Dublin and Wicklow, on the south by Carlow, and on the west by Laoighis and Offaly. The River Liffey forms a gorge at Pollaphuca and runs west into the Kildare lowland, northwest to Newbridge, and northeast to Celbridge and Leixlip. The River Barrow forms much of the county's western boundary. Glacial deposits cover much of the surface of Kildare, and soils are varied; more than four-fifths of the area is farmland.
County Town is Naas
County Library, Athgarvan Road, Newbridge, Kildare
Thom's Almanac 1849, 1854, 1859, 1864
Kildare Heritage and Genealogy Company, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Registrar General, Poplar House, Poplar Square, Naas
Kildare Archaeological Society Journal (annual),
Mrs. Grehan, Oakfield, Naas