About us

About Us

Hartes of Kildare

A multi award wining Gastropub located in the heart of the market square in Kildare town just a 5 minute walk from Kildare Village outlet shopping.


Hartes of Kildare was opened in 2009 by Paul Lenehan & Ronan Kinsella who also own & operate Hartes of Kildare in Kildare Town, The Ballymore Inn in Ballymore Eustace & Firecastle Artisan Grocers & Cafe in Kildare Town

With over 40 years experience in hospitality between them Ronan & Paul first met when they worked together as part of the pre-opening team at the Millrace Hotel in Bunclody.

Full of passion and drive for the industry, in 2005 they made the leap and went in to business for themselves. Almost 20 years on and theirs is a friendship and business partnership that became family when Ronan married Paul’s sister.

With 7 children between them family is firmly at the heart of this business. Today their passion for the industry is as strong as it was in 2005 and together with their dedicated team they are constantly working on new ideas such as expanding their own range of craft beers, and their restaurant quality ready meal range while ensuring that they offer their staff a rewarding working environment and their customers a memorable dining experience.

The Crew

Our Team

Our pub & restaurant are lovely but its our amazing staff that make us stand out.

We know the key ingredient is our people, at Hartes our staff are more than just employees and colleagues they are our family.


Our Awards

Over the years Hartes has won numerous awards. Below are some of our most recent achievements

RAI - Best Gastropub in Leinster 2023

RAI - Best Gastropub in Kildare 2023

RAI - Best Gastropub in Kildare 2022

Paul Lenehan inaugurated as President Of The Restaurants Association Of Ireland - 2022

Mckenna’s Guide best 100 restaurants in Ireland 2022

Michelin Pub guide 2019

RAI – Best Gastropub in Kildare 2018

YES Chef Ireland – Best Gastropub in Lenister 2017/18

Yes Chef Ireland – Best Gastropoub in Ireland 2017/18

Mckenna’s Guide best 100 restaurants in Ireland 2018

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