Newbridge offers an impressive selection of restaurants, pubs and shops including The Whitewater Shopping centre, one of Ireland’s largest retail shopping outlets. Stores include H&M, Boots, Zara, River Island and Eason, to name just a few. As well as these shopping options, there are no less than thirteen food outlets and a six-screen ODEON cinema. Newbridge is also home to the world renowned Newbridge Silverware, with its flagship store located in the heart of the town.
The Newbridge area offers a vast variety of both primary and secondary schools, most of which are located a short distance from The Paddocks. The well respected Newbridge College and Gaelcholáiste Chill Dara, Kildare’s only Irish-speaking secondary school are two fine examples of the educational facilities located in the area.
As well as boasting a large number of local sports clubs and societies, The Curragh, Ireland’s leading track for thoroughbred horse racing, is also located in Newbridge. The town is on the banks of the River Liffey, which provides idyllic facilities for both water sports and fishing.