My husband & I are attending some events in Kildare at the end of Jan/early Feb. We don't need to stay in Kildare---just about 20-30 drive maximum. I found a place in Mountrath in County Laoighis that was highly recommended and I was wondering how much of a drive that would be. Can anyone help with this or offer an alternative place to stay for a week. We're not big city people when we vacation (we stay away from Dublin). This is our 4th trip to Ireland, but have never stayed in the center of the country.