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Hartes was re-opened in December 2009 by brother’s in-law Paul Lenehan and Ronan Kinsella. Formerly known as Ollie’s or the Vatican this bar was always known to be a busy and well run establishment. Unfortunately it closed its doors in 2004 like a lot of other pubs and lay dormant until December 2009 when it re-opened was renamed as Hartes of Kildare.
“With over 30 years of experience and knowledge behind us we thought that Kildare town was ready for a Gastro Pub”. …. Paul. Proud members of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, the Vintners Association of Ireland and Good Food Ireland Hartes has firmly put itself on the map.








We source our food and drinks carefully, providing high quality, fresh and sustainable products whenever possible. Our staff strive for excellence in the creation, preparation and service of our meals, for example we can recommend the perfect craft beer accompaniment for your main course or even help you choose from our extensive gin menu. It is our ambition to create a hospitality business where service, quality, value for money and consistency are always the main focus.



Whether you are living close by or looking for an excuse to visit Kildare, you’ll receive a warm welcome and a great dining experience at Hartes of Kildare. Serving locally sourced produce, a range of craft beers and a full wine list, you’ll enjoy a buzzing atmospheric gastropub.

“We have put a great deal of work into our menu and hope that it excites you and leaves you satisfied when you finally take your leave of us”