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Self Catering Holiday Homes in Athy, Co. Kildare

Athy is a bustling market and heritage town in south Kildare, situated on the River Barrow, less than 50 miles away from Dublin and with easy access to Dublin Airport and the seaports of Rosslare and Dublin. Athy is served by the main rail line linking Dublin and Waterford and also by a local bus service which provides excellent transport to and from Dublin every day. Developed in the 13th Century when it was fortified by Anglo-Normans to secure a strategic river crossing. The Earls of Kildare were landlords of the town for many centuries. At their heart is the splendidly-preserved White’s Castle, a turreted tower squatting on Crom-a-Boo Bridge and dating from 1507. The bridge itself is named after ‘Cromadh Bhú’, the quirky battle cry of the Earls of Desmond, one of whom governed here in 1840. Athy has three heritage trails, laid out along green (1.6km), red (1.8km) and blue (3km) routes. Tour the Grand Canal and River Barrow with Athy Boat Tours. Athy is a well-established and fully serviced angling centre with everything in place to ensure that the visiting coarse angler enjoys a successful fishing experience. Discover the sights and sounds of Ireland's Ancient East from your self-catering holiday home in Athy.
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