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.
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