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.
Getting To and Around Athy
For information on getting to and around Co. Kildare, see our Co. Kildare Transport Guide.
Rail to Athy
Athy, Co. Kildare is served by Athy.
Bus to Athy
- Bus routes operated by South Kildare Community Transport:
- Athy - Castledermot
- Athy - Newbridge
- Bus routes operated by Kenneally's Bus Service:
- Bord Na Mona
- Carlow Barrack Street
- Bus routes operated by J.J.Kavanagh & Sons:
- Carlow Coach Park
- Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
- Athy (C Bar Leinster Street) - Dublin (Busras)
- Dublin (Busras) - Kilcullen (Fraser Garage)