Ten Great Things to do Around Newbridge - IntoKildare

The Curragh


The Curragh is home to one of three racecourses in Kildare, Curragh Racecourse. Set along the Curragh Plains, it is an unforgettable race experience. Not only is it a great visit on race days but also on non race days for the Curragh Behind the Scenes Tour which allows you to experience elements of racing you never have before!


Newbridge Silverware


The Visitor Centre at Newbridge Silverware showcases much more than just the beautiful cutlery, jewellery and decorations, as it also plays host to the Museum of Style Icons, displaying the dazzling dresses of some of Hollywood’s most famous, and infamous. Domo’s Emporium is the perfect place for a spot of afternoon tea following your mosey around the museum.


Riverbank Arts Centre

Edward St

Located on the main street in Newbridge, you will find Riverbank Arts Centre. They are jam packed with some amazing live events from comedy shows to music to family friendly plays, they really have it all.


Pollardstown Fen



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A beautiful nature walk with gorgeous flora and fauna of all sorts. Perfect for couples, solo walkers and families, suitable for any and everyone.


The Keadeen Hotel


The Keadeen Hotel in Newbridge is one of the best in the area, with beautifully decorated rooms, friendly staff, a great leisure centre and a top-class restaurant. The gardens on site are gorgeous, and the hotel has proven to be very popular for weddings, no doubt in part to the picturesque setting. It is a great option for spending the weekend in Kildare after racing in the Curragh with the distance between the two at less than a 5 minute drive!


Whitewater Shopping Centre


Did you know Newbridge is home to Ireland’s largest regional shopping centre? Whitewater Shopping Centre is great for a shopping spree with an array of well known brands and a great food court.


Judge Roy Beans


Judge Roy Beans are a firm favourite amongst locals in Newbridge for their amazing menu and great atmosphere. A fantastic event venue, they are always super busy with live music and comedy shows Upstairs at Judge Roy Beans. Who doesn’t love dinner and a show?


Liffey Linear Park

Linear Park

On the edge of Newbridge along the River Liffey lies Liffey Linear Park. Great for a walk outdoors or perhaps a picnic with friends and family.


McDonnell's Bar

Edward St

McDonnell’s Bar is a long established family-run bar in Newbridge. It has a lively atmosphere which is ideal for a sociable midweek drink or a group night on weekends
There is live music every Saturday, Sunday and Monday with additional events throughout the year. Our Garden Bar is a fully heated smoking area to maximise comfort to our guests on colder evenings.

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June Fest



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June Fest takes place each June in Newbridge and is an amazing Community Festival. It includes a fantastic family fun day, yarn bombing through Liffey Linear Park, live music and events in the Riverbank Arts Centre, competitions and much much more. Truly not to be missed!

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