Rathangan


The Grand Canal Rathangan

Rathangan is a small town on the edge of the Bog of Allen, located about 9 miles from Kildare Town. The town gets its name from the Rath of Iomghain (c. 600AD) which sits just outside the town on the Offaly border. The Rath is approximately 55 metres in diameter, 13 metres from base to summit is encircled by a large ditch which is about 230 meters in circumference. The survival of the Rath illustrates the continuity of human settlement in Rathangan for well over 1000 years. Rathangan has both The Grand Canal and the Slate River running through it and so is a popular town for fishing and walkers alike.

 
 

Things to see and do in Rathangan

Places to eat

Darchini Restaurant, Bridge Street.
Tel: 00 353 45 528 798

How to get to Rathangan

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A Glimpse of Rathangan

We have put together a few images of Rathangan to give you a taster of what the town has to offer, we hope you enjoy.

Audio Guide of Rathangan

Discover the stories of this picturesque town, situated in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East with this free audio guide

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Kildare Town Heritage Centre, Market Square, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

Tel: 00353 45 530 672
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