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Athy, Co. Kildare

A heritage town located on the River Barrow, where it is joined by the Grand Canal. This river is navigable to the sea. The 16th century White Castle and the 18th century bridge bear evidence of the Fitzgerald's, who owned the town. The 18th / 19th century market house is now home to a seasonal tourist office, a museum and a library where art exhibitions can regularly be viewed.

On this page you can see a map of Athy, see what's on in Athy, find out how to get to Athy, find things to see and do in Athy, visit local websites for Athy, find Hotels in Athy, find Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Athy, find Self-Catering Accommodation in Athy, browse restaurants in Athy.

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Athy, Co. Kildare is served by Athy.

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Things to See and Do in Athy

Athy Heritage Centre and Museum

Town Hall, Emily Square, Athy, Co Kildare
Heritage centre and museum for the Heritage Town of Athy, and its surrounds, and their histories. It is the only permanent expedition dedicated to the arctic explorer Ernest Shackleton.

Wet Paint Gallery

Emly Square, Athy, Co. Kildare

Hotels in Athy

Clanard Court Hotel Clanard Court Hotel

Dublin Road, Athy, Co. Kildare
The Clanard Court Hotel is situated in Athy, Kildare, just a 10-minute walk from Athy Train Station. It offers spacious rooms with free internet access, a brasserie and free parking.

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Athy

Aurora House Bed And Breakfast Aurora House Bed And Breakfast

Kildare Road, Athy, Co. Kildare
Located 1.5 km from Athy Heritage Centre-Museum in Athy, Aurora House Bed And Breakfast features free WiFi access and free private parking. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom. Extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Ballindrum Farm B&B Ballindrum Farm B&B

Ballindrum, Athy, Co. Kildare
A working dairy farm, the award-winning Ballindrum Farm sits amongst the lush countryside of Co. Kildare, offering bright rooms, beautiful views, and hearty farmhouse breakfasts.

Dollardstown Historic Country House B&B Dollardstown Historic Country House B&B

Dollardstown, Athy, Co. Kildare
Set amongst 20 acres of mature parkland, this three hundred year old country house welcomes you with tea and home-made scones by an open fire. With free parking, Dollardstown House is less than 10 minutes’ drive from Althy and the M9 motorway.

Moate Lodge Moate Lodge

R418, Kilcullen road, Athy, Co. Kildare
A Georgian farmhouse in the Kildare countryside, Moate Lodge near Athy provides individually designed rooms and a full breakfast menu. This dog-friendly guest house is around 1 hour’s drive from Dublin and offers free parking and Wi-Fi.

Self-Catering Accommodation in Athy

Bathog Apartments Bathog Apartments

Timolin, Moone, Athy, Co. Kildare
Situated an hour's drive from Dublin, the Bathog Apartments offer self-catering accommodation with free WiFi and free onsite parking. The property is 12 km from the Athy Heritage Centre-Museum and 7 km from Kilkea Castle.

Restaurants in Athy

Ardscull Inn

Dublin Road, Athy, Co. Kildare


79 Leinster Street, Athy, Co. Kildare

Baileys Brasserie at the Clanard Court Hotel Baileys Brasserie at the Clanard Court Hotel

Clanard Court Hotel, Dublin Road, Athy, Co. Kildare
Bailey's Brasserie is an inviting room decorated in a contemporary style. Whether for an intimate dinner, a business meal or a family celebration you will find a truly memorable dining experience where you are simply offered the best of everything.

Bradburys Restaurant

Leinster Street, Athy, Co. Kildare


Grand Canal House, Athy, Kildare

New Moon Tandoori - Athy

79 Leinster Street, Athy, Co. kildare

The Bay Tree The Bay Tree

4 Stanhope Street, Athy, Co. Kildare

The Green Barn

Burtown House, Athy, Co. Kildare
The Green Barn is located just inside the front gates of Burtown House, set in the front parkland overlooking our walled kitchen garden. It is easily accessible as a quick lunch stop, or for a more relaxed luncheon style affair or for dinner on Frida

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Pubs & Nightlife

Athy Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

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