Rathangan is a small town with a population of approximately 1200 and is located about 14km from Kildare Town. The name Rathangan originates from "Iomghains Rath", the remains of which can still be seen in the town. Rathangan was originally within the borders of the Kings County (Offaly), principally belonging to the Duke of Leinster. Much of the present town developed soon after 1784 when the Grand Canal was built southwards. The town's unique layout came from the houses designed for canal engineers. Rathangan attracts numerous anglers to it's fine stretches of water. There is plenty of opportunity for walking and fishing. Parachuting takes place at Clonbullogue, west of the town.

 Activities in Rathangan

Equestrian Centres
Woodlands Riding Centre

Pleasure Cruising
Canalways Ireland Barge Holidays


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