The Kildare Diaspora Strategy

Building Kildare Connections: The Kildare Diaspora Strategy


The Kildare Diaspora Engagement Strategy (KDES) (2022 - 2026) outlines Kildare County Council’s commitment to develop and foster its social, cultural and business ties with Kildare natives living abroad.

Global Ireland’s Diaspora Strategy (2020 – 2025) recognises that Ireland's diaspora comprises varying degrees of connections to Ireland.

Kildare is a county rich in heritage and history including equine, military, music, literature, sport and much more. It is the birthplace of St Brigid, the patroness Saint of Ireland; her life and legacy are being celebrated and commemorated through the ‘Brigid 1500’ programme of events.

It is the birthplace of the global brand Guinness, its founder Arthur Guinness, and the great explorer Ernest Shackleton. The County has a long association with Ireland’s Defence Force at The Curragh and is known as the ‘thoroughbred county’ given its vibrant equestrian sector.

Kildare’s people are not limited by current geographical location and Kildare County Council wishes to help connect Kildare’s global population, the diaspora, through relevant and interesting stories, events and news relating to Kildare’s international connections. 

We look forward to hearing from Kildare's diaspora; please CLICK HERE to connect with us or email