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.
Course Type: Inland Links
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- By Category
- Kells - Co Meath - Saturdays
- Kells - County Meath - Saturdays
- Carnaross Local Food - Co Meath - Saturdays
- Laytown - Sonairte Co Meath - 1st & 3rd Sunday each Month
Hill of Tara
- Headfort Golf Club
- County Meath Golf Club
- Knightsbrook Golf Club
- Royal Tara Golf Club
- Rathcore Golf and Country Club
- MoyValley Golf Club
- Carton House Golf Club
- Grove Gardens
- Ballinlough Castle
- Rockfield House
- Loughcrew Historic Gardens
- Ballindoolin House & Garden
- Williamstown Garden
Apps and Books
Irish Country House Cooking - The Blue Book Recipe Collection (Hardback)From the homely to the very grand, these delicious dishes celebrate the diversity of Irish count ...more...
Meals for All Seasons - The Best of Contemporary Irish Cooking (out of print, Hardback)This vintage cookbook is out of print and only available here. Georgina Campbell's outstanding a ...more...