Athy

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Athy is an important heritage town in south Kildare.  The town seems to have originated in the mid 1200’s with the foundation of two monasteries. The town as we know it today owes much of its development to the development of the canal network and subsequent industrial growth in the 19th century.  Athy is also a town on the historical Gordon Bennett Route, a road race which is celebrated each year with a classic car run. The town is a vibrant town and offers plenty of cafés, shops and pubs for the locals and visitors to enjoy.  The town has a new Ernest Shackleton Museum

For a more in-depth study of the town check out the Athy Conservation Managment Interperation Plan commissioned 2016.

 

Where to Stay in Athy

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Things to see and do in Athy

Places to Eat

Ngai’s Oriental Restaurant, 29A Leinster St, Athy
Tel: 00 353 59 863 8008

The Bay Tree Restaurant
Tel: 00 353 59 864 1819

Bailey’s Bar & Bistro
Tel: 00 353 59 864 0888

 

How to get to Athy

 

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Upcoming Events

  1. Guided Walk of the Three Abbeys of Kildare

    August 14 @ 11:00 am - August 21 @ 12:30 pm
  2. Heritage of Ardclough

    August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. A journey into a different world

    August 17 @ 10:30 am - August 20 @ 4:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Contact Info

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

Tel: 00353 45 530 672
Email: info@kildareheritage.com

Opening Hours

Monday 10.00am - 4.45pm

Tuesday 9.30 am - 4.45pm

Wednesday 9.30 am - 4.45pm

Thursday 10.00 am - 4.45 pm

Friday 9.30 am - 4.45 pm

Saturday 10.00 am - 4.45 pm

Sunday Closed

Please note we close for cleaning and lunch from 1.00pm until 2.00pm each day