Athy Travel guide
Athy : Michelin's recommendations
This pretty little town on the River Barrow, was for many years owned by the Fitzgeralds, dukes of Leicester. In the early Middle Ages it was the biggest town in the county of Kildare, clustered around a fortified crossing over the Barrow, where it joins the Barrow Line, the southern branch of the Grand Canal. The area offers pleasant walks along the banks and ideal spots for trout fishing.
Tourist attractions Athy : Things to see and do
Emily Square IRL - Athy
This modern fan-shaped church has stained-glass windows and a Way of the Cross by George Campbell, an Northern Ireland artist of some repute in the early 20C.
Convent Lane IRL - Athy
The present Crom-a-Boo bridge, named after the Fitzgerald family war cry, dates back to 1796. The main square near the river is enhanced by the courthouse, constructed in 1856 for use as the Corn Exchange. Opposite, stands the town hall, which was al..
Dublin Road IRL - Athy
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. Rooms at the Clanard Hotel have bathrooms with baths, power shower..