The Kildare-Newbridge Municipal District is rich in culture, heritage, shopping and attractions. Based around the famous Curragh plains, the Kildare-Newbridge Municipal District offers something for everyone.
Learn about the history of horse racing in Ireland at the Irish National Stud, enjoy a day at the races at the newly refurbished Curragh Racecourse, learn about the story of St. Brigid – Ireland’s patroness saint – at Solas Bhride and discover the art of St. Brigid’s cross-making. Or why not indulge in some retail therapy at the world-famous Kildare Village Shopping Outlet, discover the craft of silver-making at Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre and shop til you drop at Whitewater Shopping Centre.
Discover Kildare’s inland waterways with a barge cruise along the Barrow Way… discover the history of the Irish Defence Forces at the Curragh Military Museum… Kids will love discovering the animals at Kildare Farm Foods… Take in a show at the Riverbank Arts Centre.
Foodies will delight over the array of award-winning restaurants and gastro-pubs in the area, from the Silken Thomas to Hartes of Kildare and Chapter 16 Restaurant.
And don’t forget the festivals… each June Kildare and Newbridge come alive for the Junefest and Kildare Derby Festivals. Check out the events listing for more details.