Map of Athy

Map of Athy

Grounds, Irish National Stud and Gardens, County Kildare, ireland

About Athy

Athy is a picturesque town located in County Kildare, Ireland. Nestled along the banks of the River Barrow, Athy boasts a rich history and a charming, laid-back atmosphere. With its roots dating back to the 12th century, the town is steeped in heritage, and this is reflected in its well-preserved architecture and historic landmarks. One of the town’s most prominent features is the beautifully restored White’s Castle, a mediaeval castle that now serves as a museum, offering visitors a glimpse into the town’s past.  

In addition to its historical sites, Athy also offers a range of outdoor activities for tourists. The River Barrow provides opportunities for kayaking and canoeing, while the nearby Athy Golf Club attracts golf enthusiasts looking to enjoy a round of golf amidst the scenic Irish countryside. The town is also home to the Athy Heritage Centre-Museum, where visitors can explore exhibitions on local history and culture, making it a great destination for those interested in learning more about the area.  

For those seeking further exploration, Athy serves as an excellent base to explore the surrounding attractions. Just a short drive away, you can visit the magnificent Castletown House, an exquisite Palladian-style mansion and estate. The Japanese Gardens and National Stud in nearby Kildare Town are also a must-visit, offering beautifully landscaped gardens and a chance to learn about Ireland’s equine heritage. 

We invite you to make the most of your visit to Athy by staying at our holiday homes in the heart of this charming town. Our accommodations provide comfort and convenience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich history and natural beauty of Athy and its nearby tourist attractions. Come and experience the warmth of Athy’s hospitality while exploring the treasures of County Kildare. 

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