Coordinates: Kildare (Cill Dara in modren Erse, oreeginally derived frae Cell Dara in Auld Erse, meanin "Kirk o the Aik") is a toun in Coonty Kildare, in Ireland. Its population o 7,538 (2006 Census) maks it the aicht lairgest toun in Kildare an the 55t lairgest in the Republic o Ireland, wi a growth rate o 32.4pc sin the 2002 census. Though Kildare gies its name tae the coonty, Naas is the coonty toun. The toun lees on the R445, some 50 km wast o Dublin – near eneuch for it tae hae become, in maugre o bein a regional centre in its ain richt, a commuter toun for the caipital.
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