Newbridge is an Irish town located in the province of Leinster. The town is also known by its Irish name ‘An Droichead Nua’, meaning ‘The New Bridge’. The town was formed in the 18th century and grew rapidly alongside nearby military barracks. The town’s population doubled between 1991 and 2011 and currently has a population of 22,742. Due to its proximity to Dublin, many inhabitants commute to work there. Being a new town, it lacks historic monuments and is as such not very touristic. The top attraction is town is the Newbridge Silverware Visitor Center, an award-winning attraction giving a behind-the-scenes look at craftsmen creating tableware.