Athy, Co. Kildare

Athy is pleasantly situated alongside the River Barrow and the Grand Canal, which has three locks in the town, descending to the river. The town is named after a second century chieftain, Ae, who was killed on the river crossing thus giving the town its name the ford of AE or in Irish Baile Átha Í. Athy developed from a 12th century Anglo-Norman settlement into an important military outpost on the border of the Pale. Local activities include equestrian, gliding, swimming and the many nightlife establishments.



Gardens

The Ballon Garden - Ballon County Carlow Ireland
Ballon Garden
Ballon, Co. Carlow
Plants overflowing happily into the laneway signal the garden of an enthusiast. Stasia O’Neill and her husband began gardening 46 years ago, starting with a collection of choice shrubs and trees around the perimeter to provide much needed s ...
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Golf

The 18th and Clubhouse
Heritage Golf Club, The
Killenard, Co. Laois
Course Type: Parkland
The Heritage a par 72 Championship course, designed by Seve Ballesteros and Jeff Howes is set in the beautiful rolling countryside of Co. Laois, just one hour from Dublin, with the Slieve Bloom Mountains as a backdrop. It provides a most enjoyabl ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Clomantagh Castle
Freshford, Co. Kilkenny
Clomantagh Castle is an utterly enchanting and captivating property. The tower (1430s) and the farmhouse (early 1800s) are linked by doors allowing guests to wander freely between two periods of history. A mixture of simplicity and rustic cha ...
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What's On

Athy Farmers Market - County Kildare - Sundays
Athy Farmers Market - Emily Square, Athy, Co Kildare

Sunday, 10am - 3pm

Contact: 087 215 3332; www.kildare.ie/athyfarmersmarket
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Tourist Attractions

Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens - Kildare Town County Kildare Ireland
Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens
Kildare, Co. Kildare
For well over 100 years, the pride of Tully has been a working stud farm, its central objective being to produce for Ireland thoroughbreds capable of being crowned champions at home and abroad. But the Irish National Stud is far more than jus ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Ballykealey Manor Hotel
Ballon, Co. Carlow
This pleasing country house hotel designed by Thomas A Cobden (designer of Carlow cathedral) was built in the 1830s and, with gothic arches and Tudor chimney stacks among its architectural oddities, it has plenty of character. This wedding ve ...
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  • Clanard Court Hotel - Winter Getaways

    Just outside the town and well set back from the road, the Byrne family's well presented modern hotel gives out good vibes from the start. Overnight breaks from just €49.50 per person sharing

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