Based around the famous Curragh plains, Newbridge is rich in culture, heritage, shopping and attractions – offering something for everyone. Immerse yourself in Kildare’s rich equestrian heritage, indulge in some retail therapy and delight in an array of award-winning eateries.
Newbridge is located on the edge of the Curragh Plains and bounded by the Bog of Allen and Pollardstown Fen. The area is well known for Irish horse breeding, training and racing so it’s no surprise that dotted around nearby are numerous stud farms as well as the Curragh Racecourse. The town expanded rapidly after the Curragh Camp was built in the 19th century.
The town, on the banks of the River Liffey, is probably best known for being the home of Newbridge Silverware who have been manufacturing cutlery here since 1934 and more recently as having the largest regional shopping centre in Ireland – Whitewater.
The quiet villages of Athgarvan, Kilcullen and Allen are nearby as well as the oldest golf course, the Royal Curragh. And if you listen carefully, the Curragh Plains and the nearby Hill of Allen tell legendary tales of St Brigid, na Fianna and Dan Donnelly.
In light of Covid-19 restrictions, numerous events and activities in Kildare may have been postponed or cancelled and a lot businesses and venues may be temporarily closed. We recommend you to check with relevant businesses and/or venues for latest updates.
Berney Bros is built on craftsmanship, quality and innovation with everything you require for the horse and rider.
Possibly the oldest and most extensive tract of semi-natural grassland in Europe and the site of the film ‘Braveheart’, it is a popular walking spot for locals and visitors alike.
Offering the very best of local produce to create a twist on modern Irish cuisine with some international dishes.
Michelin recommended food experience that offers delicious food in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.
Magnificent American & Tex-Mex food, great value and friendly service along with cocktails & craft beers accompanied by lively music.
June Fest Festival brings to Newbridge the very best in Art, Theatre, Music and Family Entertainment.
For hours of fun KBowl is the place to be with bowling, Wacky World -children’s play area, KZone and the KDiner.
Lavender Cottage is a lovely hideaway nestled along the banks of the river Liffey. Warm, welcoming and practical.
Lily O’Brien’s has been passionately creating mouth-watering chocolates in Co. Kildare since 1992.
Lively bar in the centre of Newbridge with live music sessions and all major sporting events on the big screen.
Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre is a contemporary shopper’s paradise featuring the famous Museum of Style Icons and the unique Factory Tour.
Pollardstown Fen offers a unique walk on unique soil! Follow the boardwalk through the fen to experience this 220-hectares of alkaline peatland close up.
Multi-disciplinary arts centre showcasing theatre, music, opera, comedy and visual arts.
Ireland’s premier international flat horse racing venue and one of the most iconic sporting venues in the world.
A unique cultural experience that celebrates the sport of hurling with lots of fun and some fantastic photo and video opportunities.
An independent family owned 4-star hotel renowned for their warm, friendly, and professional service in a cosy, homely, and relaxing environment.
Whitewater is the largest regional shopping centre in Ireland and home to over 70 great stores.
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