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Top 10 Hotels in Athy

The Pump House - Cosy Farm Cottage With Fishing and Golf Nearby
The Pump House, Barrowford, Athy, Kildare (county)
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4.9/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Very Relaxing

"Big thank you to Claudia & James for a very welcoming and relaxing stay. The cottage was warm and very comfortable with lots of thoughtful touches. The children loved the visits for the dogs, cats, donkey and chickens. We will definitely be going back."…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2019

The Pump House - Cosy Farm Cottage With Fishing and Golf Nearby
Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
4 out of 5
Ballindrum, Athy, Kildare
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4.9/5Exceptional! (44 reviews)

"A nice rural setting yet a short drive to restaurant & bank. The breakfast was the best in our 2 week stay in Ireland, and the owner"s were very hospitable."…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2019

Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
Kilkea Castle
5 out of 5
Kilkea Castle, Kilkea Demesne, Castledermot, Kilkea, Kildare
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€145
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4
4.4/5Wonderful! (50 reviews)
Superb stay. Very accommodating for an infant

"Great staff. Beautiful grounds. Well kept castle."…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2019

Kilkea Castle
Dollardstown Historic Country House
3.5 out of 5
Dollardstown House, Athy, Kildare
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4.8/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)

"This is an old historic home out in the country with wonderful trees all around. It is full of charm with very caring owners who provided tea/coffee and scones upon arrival and a great fire to sit around in the evening. Well worth finding."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2019

Dollardstown Historic Country House
The Heritage
4 out of 5
County Laois, Killenard, Laois
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€89
per night
Jan 29 - Jan 30
4.5/5Wonderful! (181 reviews)

"We spent 2 nights here for a much needed break and had the most relaxing time! From arrival, the bright, airy entrance made us feel so welcome! Very kind and friendly staff, fabulous food and cosy bar! We found that there wasn’t a lot to do in the general area around the hotel, so we spent a lot ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Nov 2019

The Heritage
Midlands Park Hotel
4 out of 5
Jessop Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
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€80
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10
4.2/5Very Good! (409 reviews)

"Lovely well presented hotel. Quick and polite reception staff and very professional restaurant/bar staff. Rooms very well maintained and a good size, hotel as a whole has a nice feel to it. Nice bar area, relaxed yet professional atmosphere (showing the football which is always appreciated). Bar ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2019

Midlands Park Hotel
Talbot Hotel
4 out of 5
Portlaoise Road, Carlow, Carlow
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€79
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
4.1/5Very Good! (298 reviews)

"Some noise in the wall or room next door kept me awake. Breakfast was excellent. Staff were very understanding. I would like to know what the noise was!"…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2020

Talbot Hotel
Clanard Court
4 out of 5
Dublin Road, Athy, Kildare
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€80
per night
Jan 28 - Jan 29
4.6/5Wonderful! (169 reviews)

"The hotel was in a great location for getting around with ease and it was in the centre of some great historical and Shopping areas."…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2019

Clanard Court
Maldron Hotel Portlaoise
3 out of 5
Midway Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise, Laois
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€89
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17
4.1/5Very Good! (293 reviews)

"The hotel is very convenient to the M7. The room was spotlessly clean, and very quiet. The buffet breakfast was the best breakfast of this trip."…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2019

Maldron Hotel Portlaoise
The Lodges at Kilkea Castle
4.5 out of 5
Kilkea, Kilkea
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€95
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4
4.3/5Excellent! (26 reviews)

"Excellent"…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2019

The Lodges at Kilkea Castle
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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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