Newbridge has a history rich in early Christian settlement. The Town dates from the 12th century and is made up of six ancient parishes and portions of others. These are Ballymany, Carnalway, Great Connell, Killashee, Morristown Billar and Old Connell.

The area also has a strong industrial background with industry such as rope and carpet making dating back to the early 1930's and also silverware is crafted at the famous Newbridge Silver plant.

Newbridge is home to Kildare's only greyhound racing track. There are first class golf courses in the area, water sports, Riverbank Arts Centre, fishing and the Curragh Racecourse is within easy access. There is a good selection of shops, coffee shops, restaurants, hotels and bars in the town.


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