This 12th century Anglo-Norman settlement is an attractive market town with the 16th century Whites Castle and the magnificent Georgian Court Market house among its many charms. The Grand Canal and River Barrow navigation converge in the town. The Heritage Centre is situated in the 18th century Town Hall. The centre traces the development of the town through artefacts, display panels, audio visual and multimedia presentation. It also includes displays on Antarctic Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, World War I, the Gordon Bennett Motor Race, the Confederate Wars, the Grand Canal and religious diversity. (Athy - meaning The Ford of Ae).

 Activities in Athy

Department Stores
John Forkin

Rowing Clubs
Athy Rowing Club


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