Athboy, Co. Meath

Athboy is a small agricultural town on the Athboy River in County Meath, in a wooded country near the County Westmeath border. The town of Athboy began sometime during the sixth century A.D. as a settlement at the river crossing known as the Yellow Ford. The importance of the crossing meant that an established road network converging on the Yellow Ford had existed from early
times. The town developed along these roadways.

In medieval times it was a walled stronghold of the Pale. Owen Roe O' Neill took it in 1643, and six years later Cromwell camped his army on the Hill of Ward nearby. The tower of the Protestant church is a remnant of a fourteenth-century Carmelite priory. Behind the church are remains of the town walls.

Take a few minutes to walk the Athboy heritage trail and experience some of the history and rich tradition.

Gardens

Ballinlough Castle - County Westmeath
Ballinlough Castle
Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Standing proudly on a hillside overlooking a lake, Ballinlough Castle looks for all the world like the illustration in a fairytale book and it has a story to match. Owned by the Catholic O’Reilly/Nugent family since it was first built in 16 ...

Golf

The 11th Green
Headfort Golf Club
Kells, Co. Meath
Course Type: Parkland / Parkland
Established in 1928, Headfort Golf Club is one of the finest parkland complexes in the Country. Boasting a 36 hole layout, both courses have beautiful trees which enhance this picturesque setting. The idea of creating a new club near Kells, to ...

Self Catering

Clonabreany House - Self Catering Accommodation County Meath - Bedroom
Clonabreany House
Kells, Co. Meath
The cottages surround a large car-free courtyard, with ample parking at the back of the courtyard including a cosy private country bar and restaurant suitable for groups of up to 60 people. All cottages provide luxury and comfort with modern fac ...

What's On

Kells Farmers Market - County Meath - Saturdays
Kells Farmers Market

FBD Insurance Grounds, Kells, County Meath

Saturdays 10am - 2pm

Tourist Attractions

Castletown House - Celbridge County Kildare Ireland
Castletown House
Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Castletown is Ireland's largest and earliest Palladian style house. Built between 1722 and 1729 for William Conolly, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons and the wealthiest commoner in Ireland. The façade was almost certainly design ...

Wedding Venues

Wedding
Johnstown House Hotel & Spa
Enfield, Co. Meath
The closeness of the motorway may be a little alarming on arrival at this recently developed hotel and spa, but it has a carefully restored 18th century house at its heart and something of the country house atmosphere lives on. The original h ...
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