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Top 10 Hotels in Athy

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4 out of 5
Ballindrum, Athy, Kildare
Free cancellation
2 Sep-3 Sep
4.9/5Exceptional! (39 reviews)

"I found the property to be in great condition, easy to get to from Athy town centre,"…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2019

Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
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3.5 out of 5
Dollardstown House, Athy, Kildare
13 Sep-14 Sep
4.7/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)

"By far the nicest place we stayed in Ireland! Andrew and Antoinette are wonderful hosts and the setting is spectacular!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2018

Dollardstown Historic Country House
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5 out of 5
Kilkea Castle, Kilkea Demesne, Castledermot, Kilkea, Kildare
Free cancellation
9 Sep-10 Sep
4.3/5Excellent! (33 reviews)
Fantastic stay.

"Fantastic. At least a 6 star ⭐️ rating. Fabulous castle large rooms beautiful grounds. Great golf course. Friendly staff and very helpful."…"

Reviewed on 17 May 2019

Kilkea Castle
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5 out of 5
County Laois, Killenard, Laois
Free cancellation
8 Sep-9 Sep
4.6/5Wonderful! (144 reviews)

"I loved everything about this hotel,very nice place,staff,restaurant and the genaral areA around hotel,the restaurant in the club house is lovely aswell"…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2019

The Heritage Killenard
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4 out of 5
Off R418,, Athy, Kildare (county)
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Moate Lodge
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4 out of 5
Portlaoise Road, Carlow, Carlow
Free cancellation
2 Sep-3 Sep
4.1/5Very Good! (273 reviews)

"I liked everything, food was great staff were excellent and very helpful"…"

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2019

Talbot Hotel
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4 out of 5
Jessop Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Free cancellation
8 Sep-9 Sep
4.2/5Very Good! (382 reviews)

"Good value for money. Lovely large room with everything you need. Helpful staff. Good service during a bar meal."…"

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2019

Midlands Park Hotel
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4 out of 5
Dublin Road, Athy, Kildare
Free cancellation
2 Sep-3 Sep
4.5/5Wonderful! (155 reviews)

"Close to Dublin airport, easy ride, near Rock of Cashel."…"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2019

Clanard Court
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3 out of 5
Midway Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise, Laois
Free cancellation
23 Sep-24 Sep
4/5Very Good! (256 reviews)

"The short time we stayed at the Maldron we were very impressed. The room was lovely, clean and bright. The breakfast the following morning was very well presented with plenty of choice. Also, all the allergens were clearly marked so if you did need gluten free etc the choice was very good."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2019

Maldron Hotel Portlaoise
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4 out of 5
Wolseley Estate, Tullow, Carlow
Free cancellation
1 Sep-2 Sep
4.3/5Excellent! (127 reviews)

"everything was perfect we couldnt have asked for better,we loved everything about the hotel, the food was excellent as was the pool and the childrens club was great value for money and the grandchildren loved it"…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2019

Mount Wolseley Hotel, Golf and Spa Resort
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Athy Travel Guide

Located near the Laois-Kildare border, the market town of Athy in South Kildare is also a short-drive from the Wicklow border, leaving you well placed to explore three historic counties as you visit Athy. With the River Barrow running through the centre of the town, Athy is home to several heritage sites, while there are also a range of outdoor activities to be enjoyed when visiting this South Kildare town.

Things to do in Athy

Athy and the surrounding area is home to several castles including the now privately-owned Whites Castle, while the 13th-century Woodstock Castle overlooks the River Barrow and was a key location during the battles between the Irish and Anglo Normans. Be sure to visit the area to get a sense of the importance of this building in Athy’s history. The 12th-century Kilkea Castle on the outskirts of Athy is another castle worth checking out when you visit Athy, and here you will also find Kilkea Castle Golf Club. Athy has a golf course of its own – Athy Golf Club – making the town a popular area for golfing enthusiasts looking a golfing break in Kildare. The famous K Club, host venue of the 2006 Ryder Cup is a 40-minute drive from Athy, while other popular course including Naas Golf Club, Newbridge Golf Club and Millicent Golf Club are all a short-drive away.

Discover more about the history of the town by visiting the popular Athy Heritage Centre and Museum, while the Athy Workhouse will give you a sense of the Famine period in the town, and the role the workhouse played in providing for the many starving locals.

At the Races in Kildare

Considered by many to be the equestrian hub of Ireland, Kildare is home to some of the country’s finest racecourses, all of which lie some 30-minutes from Athy. The Curragh, Punchestown and Naas Racecourse are all a short-drive north, ensuring you can soak up the atmosphere of race day in Kildare, while also taking in the history and heritage of one of the county’s largest towns. Continue your equestrian adventure by visiting the Irish National Stud in Tully. Here you will gain great insight into the history of horseracing in Ireland, and also get to see some of Ireland’s finest horses galloping along in acres of open space. The National Stud is also home to the spectacular Japanese Gardens, while St Fiachra’s Garden is a picturesque and tranquil space that provides a fitting nod to the patron saint of gardeners.

Shopping in Kildare

While Kildare has many historic sites, and is well-known for its race meetings, the county has become well known in recent times as one of Ireland’s premier shopping locations. The wonderful Kildare Shopping Village has put Kildare on the map as a must visit destination if you’re looking for a shopping holiday. Located just off the main M7 road to Dublin, Kildare Village is home to some of the finest designer brands and luxury fashion and homeware brands. A must-see for keen shoppers.

Staying in Athy

A short-break to Athy will allow you to easily explore much of this fascinating county, and with a wide variety of accommodation in Athy, and the surrounding area, you’ll have plenty of choice when it comes to finding hotels in Athy. Plan your Kildare adventure today.

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