Things to do in Athy

THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Athy

Things to Do in Athy

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Top Attractions in Athy

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What travellers are saying

  • catherine s
    cork ireland413 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Received a warm welcome from Sinead who was very informative. We started by watching 4 short films which were very interesting before beginning our walk around. We had a particular interest in the Shackleton exhibit but the museum also has exhibits on the Gordan Bennett Race and WW1.All so very interesting. Spent some time here and actuallly went for lunch and returned to complete our tour. Well done to all involved and we look forward to the extension planned and the housing in the musuem of the renovated cabin - - the 'sea bedroom' where Ernest Shackleton died of a heart attack in 1922 .
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • Shivy52
    Dublin, Ireland34 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We found the overnight experience to be very enjoyable. The food and service (with a particular shout out to Mary) was exceptional (we had dinner and brunch there) and James was a wonderful host throughout our stay. Our lodgings were rustic, spacious and comfortable with a mezzanine floor wood fire (that we enjoyed for some quiet down-time) adding to the charm. The bathroom is in need of a little 'love' and we would have liked a quieter water pump and there is a short walk from the lodgings to the restaurant, so bring suitable footwear. Overall, we would whole-heartedly recommend Burtown House to our friends and family.
    Written March 27, 2024
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  • Ann K
    County Kildare, Ireland16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly Staff and beautiful library .I would suggest you take time to just come and sit and enjoy the lovely atmosphere.
    Written April 13, 2023
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  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland8,872 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very elegant statue in the square of Athy just outside the heritage centre which houses an exhibition on the Antarxtic explorer
    The statue is well worth a photo stop but don't miss the museum as its superb.
    Written August 20, 2021
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  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland8,872 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's hard to rate this one.
    As the plaque outside says it was built by Talbot, the Viceroy of Ireland in 1417 to ensure safe passage over what was then a new bridge over the river.
    But unfortunately it is not use. Such a pity as its a perfect site for a museum or gallery or somesuch standing as it does over the water and bridge.
    It's such a historic building, so stately and venerable that any visitor to Athy will be drawn to it as we were, but that's it. You'll be drawn to it... but not into it.
    Written August 20, 2021
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  • StaceyDunne
    Athy1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always a great night in Clancys. Cocktails are expertly made and pints are perfect.. Always plenty of staff behind all bars. New Cocktail bar the Hatch in the Smoking is worth a visit
    Written April 14, 2023
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  • Eliza Smith
    Athy, Ireland32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Called in for Tea and Coffee and got a lovely friendly welcome. The finest public House in Athy with great space and plenty to offer
    Written January 7, 2020
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  • Pat M
    Galway, Ireland16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is and always will be a quaint and homely place to chat and enjoy sincere friendship with a friend.Loved it in my time living in Athy from 1981 to 1991`,
    Written February 27, 2019
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  • Anne D
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited this shop today and what a treat it was. They have fantastic dresses with a large selection of sizes. Nothing was too much trouble and you can try on as many styles as you like to make sure you find what your looking for. They also have accessories to match your dress from shoes and bags to jewellery and head dresses. So if you looking for something for a special occasion I would strongly recommend Rock Frocks in Aarhus. I promise you won’t be disappointed. I’ll definitely be going again.
    Written May 4, 2018
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  • Clayton F
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great traditional pub with a really nice atmosphere. Great craic. Staff super friendly and owner/ manager was so welcoming. Locals happy to talk and make you feel welcome too. Absolutely will visit again soon
    Written December 13, 2022
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