Painting Naas Red

Into Kildare, the tourism board for County Kildare, has officially launched the "Paint The Town Red" campaign, a best-dressed window and building competition which will help promote and support businesses in Naas before and during the Punchestown Festival.

The initiative will see shops and traders in Naas being encouraged to decorate their buildings and shop fronts in a racing inspired theme. This programme, which is being sponsored by Into Kildare, aims to highlight and promote local businesses in Naas and will serve to remind racegoers to shop, dine and do business in the town.

The Punchestown Festival this year runs from Tuesday 26th - Saturday 30th April.

Naas businesses have already been provided with complimentary, red Into Kildare promotional material which they can use in their displays, while Into Kildare has also sponsored flags which will dress the streetscape and Naas Town Centre.

The trader with the best window will win a two night stay at the Killashee Hotel for two people. The winner will also be awarded with a €100 gift card for Kildare Village and tickets for two people to the "Making an Entrance" concert at Castletown House. The runner up will win hospitality for six people at the La Touche Restaurant at Punchestown Racecourse on Saturday the 30th of April. All entrants in the Paint The Town Red best-dressed window competition will be given a pair of complimentary tickets for the opening day of the festival, Tuesday 26th of April.

The top five finalists will be announced via Punchestown Racecourse social media on the 21st of April, and the overall winner will be announced on the 26th of April, the opening day of the 2022 festival.