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.
Map of Athy
Getting To and Around Athy
For information on getting to and around Co. Kildare, see our Co. Kildare Transport Guide.
Public Transport to and around Athy
Kildare/Waterford Service Rail service operated by Irish Rail
Public transport route information is Irish Public Sector Data licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence
Places to Stay in Athy
Things to Do in Athy
- Athy Heritage Centre and Museum Town Hall, Emily Square