Accomodation

Ardskull Farm B&B

Phone: 00353 (0)59 86 26188

Anne and Noel invite you to their farmhouse at this prestigious location on the R418 (formerly the N78) in South Kildare, only a 1 hour drive from Dublin. We are located within walking distance of the 2003 award winning Wild Flower Park, giving you an opportunity to relax in the tranquility of the Park and Picnic Area. The park contains many beautiful mature trees with their proverbial "forty shades of green", the 11th. Century historic Moat of Ardscull and a monument to the 1903 Gordon Bennett Motor Rally. The area also won the National Tidy Towns 2005 Wildlife Award.

Aurora House B&B

Phone: 00353 (0)59 86 33103     Mobile: 085 723 0423

Teresa and Chris welcome you to Aurora House website. Both of us are internationally acclaimed chefs , winning many awards and trophies. The highest "Jersey's Junior Chef" (1989) and  "Chef of the Year" (1990). It  has always been our dream to own a bed and breakfast  and finally after a hard 6 years we completed our dream, building our own bed and breakfast in the beautiful town of Athy. Our Bed and Breakfast is situated just 10 minutes walk outside of Athy town so that we have the best of both worlds. The beauty of the country side and the amenities of the town. Nearby attractions include the river Barrow famous for its fishing , Kilkenny Castle , Glendalough , Athy Golf Club and much more
Ballindrum Farm B&B

Phone: 00353 (0)59 86 26294    Mobile: 087 230 5020

Ballindrum Farm is set in an area of rural beauty in South Co. Kildare, one hour from Dublin. From our farmhouse the picture postcard views show, undulating countryside, preserved hedgerows, mature deciduous trees and of course the forty shades of green.

Vincent and Mary Gorman will ensure that your stay is a memorable one. This farmhouse has won four national awards: The National Agri-Tourism Award, A National Award of Excellence, The Farm Family of the Year Award, and The Dairy Farmer Award. The year 2000 brought a special accolade when Ballindrum Farm was runner up in the Family Farm of the Millennium Competition.

Ballindrum is a working dairy farm. Free guided tours are available to guests on request.

Bray House B&B

Phone: 00353 (0)59 86 31759     Mobile: 086 838 9576

Bray House is a charming 19th century farmhouse set on the fertile farmlands of Kildare, 1 hour's drive from Dublin. Modernly decorated, with all the latest conveniences, it is an ideal base for a holiday on the east coast. Quiet, spacious and secure, this is the place to relax and enjoy a comfortable night's sleep and a hearty breakfast.

Either as a touring base or a convenient first or last night stop on a journey elsewhere, you will receive a traditional Irish welcome with all the help and advice you need. We have special facilities for children and we are a family who understands the needs of travelling parents. With fluent German and a useful amount of French, we try to give all our guests every help we can to make your holiday as perfect as possible.

Clonard Court Hotel

Phone: 00353 (0)59 86 40666

Clanard Court Hotel, Athy, Co. Kildare is situated in the heart of Ireland, only 45 minutes from Dublin and 1km from Athy Town. This excellent hotel in Kildare combines a modern homely design in a luxury, family run, four star hotel setting with a uniquely refreshing and very personal experience. Step into our magnificent lobby, relax by the open fire and stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi. This four star Kildare hotel boasts wonderful accommodation, with 38 superbly appointed guest rooms and an excellent choice of meeting, banqueting and conference rooms with superb food and genuine warm hospitality, making us the ideal choice for your family gathering or business event in Kildare. Set in beautiful landscaped gardens and surrounded by the top 'Things to do & Tourist Attractions' in the renowned, equine County of Kildare...we even have our very own Alpacas and famous breed of sheep called Jacobs! The charms of the midlands and the bustle of Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise are never far away and we have established ourselves as a leading hotel for Weddings in Kildare or Athy as well as a popular choice of Conference and Banqueting Venue in Leinster.

Coursetown House B&B

Phone: 00353 (0)59 86 31101

Award-winning guest accommodation. Well maintained and very comfortable 200 year old farmhouse surrounded by well-tended garden with many rare plants, old roses and old Irishvarieties of apples, arable farm, malting barley & wheat production. Interesting natural history library mainly botany and ornithology.
Jim has vast knowledge of the surrounding area and Ireland in general. He can also advise on genealogical research. A warm welcome awaits all who visit.

ROOMS
Well equipped with excellent beds and linens, TV, Radio, Hair Dryers, Direct Dial Telephone, Quality Toiletries, Pristine Bathrooms.

Dollardstown House B&B

Phone: 00353 (0)59 86 22012    Mobile: 087 788 0169

Dollardstown House offers a heart warming break in a historic family home. Enjoy the grounds and gardens in summer or the open fires in winter. The house is an ideal base for taking in local events, visiting more than 20 beautiful gardens, touring the ‘Sunny South East’ or just relaxing in peaceful and quiet surroundings. We are 1 hour from Dublin and Waterford and 40 minutes from Kilkenny and are open February 14th to January 3rd. Our B&B rates start from €40. Andrew & Antoinette welcome walkers, cyclists and fishermen to Dollardstown House and have safe overnight storage available for your equipment. And two brand new MOUNTAIN BIKES ARE NEW AVAILABLE FOR OUR GUESTS TO USE FREE OF CHARGE (with a minimum two night stay).  We hope to see you soon!

Forest Farm B&B

Phone: 00353 (0)59 86 31231

Operated by Mary and Michael McManus, Forest Farm offers a range of accommodation facilities. An approved Bed & Breakfast, Self Catering Accommodation and a fully serviced Caravan Park are all located on this picturesque family farm. The family run working farm features magnificent mature Beech and Evergreen trees. 

Located in South Kildare just 5 km from the Heritage town of Athy and 55km from Dublin, Forest Farm is situated on the old Dublin Road (R418). It' s location makes it an ideal touring base for the nearby attractions of the Japanese Gardens, the National Stud and the world renowned Horse Racing venue of the Curragh. Golfing facilities are available close by, with our 18 Hole courses (Athy, Kilkea Castle, The Curragh and Rathsallagh) all located with a 15 mile radius. The River Barrow and the Grand Canal both run through Athy, thus catering for both the Coarse and Game angler.

Hawthorn B&B

Phone: 00353 (0)59 86 33907   Mobile: 086 082 0123

Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast offers family friendly guest accommodation just 1km outside Athy, Co. Kildare on the main Dublin Rd. Wifi internet access available.

Owned and run by Deirdre and John Bride, we pride ourselves on offering a warm and friendly Irish welcome to all guests seeking a comfortable base for their visit to the midlands and heritage town of Athy.

Hawthorn B&B is an ideal base for touring of Japanese Gardens, National Stud and Wicklow Mountains.

It is close to the Curragh and Punchestown Racecourses, and Mondello Park, the home of Irish Motor sports. 

Hawthorn B&B is conveniently located just 1 hour from Dublin Airport, and is situated just 2 minutes walk from Clanard Court Hotel.

Kanes Pub

Phone: 00353 (0)59 86 31434

Originally built as The Railway Hotel and located right in the centre of the heritage town of Athy. This elegant building continues to welcome guests from near and far. The Kane family have run the premises for more than thirty years, continuing a tradition of providing B&B accommodation to tourists and business travellers. Ensuite rooms to let are available for overnight stays or for short breaks. Athy is strategically located with quick access to the motorway network. The railway station in Athy has regular train services to Waterford and Dublin. The front bar with its welcoming fire provides a comfortable haven for a few drinks in the evening. For those looking for a livelier athmosphere the back bar has music and pool. The more reclusive may prefer the snug, and there is a beer garden and smoking area in the private gardens to the rear. All the accommodation is located well away from the bars up the elegant 18th century staircase, which passes the Victorian breakfast room. The building has central heating throughout. Kane's Traditional Pub and B&B accommodation is located just yards from a range of cafes and restaurants offering a wide variety of food. Within a strolling distance there are a number of venues offering live music and DJ's which stay open until the early hours.

Knockfin House B&B

Phone: 00353 (0)59 863 8016     Mobile: 087 239 4601

Welcome to Knockfin B&B, owned by Michael and Eleanor Finn. Knockfin is a family residence which is situated adjacent to Athy town centre. Athy is an Anglo Norman town steeped in History. It is traditionally a market town on the convergence of the River Barrow and the Grand Canal. 

We provide a warm welcome, friendly atmosphere and strive to make your stay both enjoyable and memorable.


Knockfin B&B
 is situated 500m from Athy town centre on the main Carlow Rd, with the train station and bus stop within walking distance providing services from Dublin, Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow, Kildare and Naas (by bus) several times daily. Athy is very accessible and centrally located...

Moate Lodge B&B

Phone: 00353 (0)59 86 26137    Mobile: 086 340 8579

Moate Lodge bed & breakfast and self-catering accommodation in Athy, Co. Kildare offers you the warmth and hospitality of an old world house full of charm and character. Antiques, books and family portraits are tastefully combined with modern comforts to ensure a relaxing atmosphere. Our 250 year old Georgian farmhouse on a working tillage and beef farm is situated close to the market town of Athy in the heart of South Kildare.An intimate hideaway Moate Lodge offers a relaxing, slower pace of life with the opportunity to unwind in our peaceful garden or to walk through our working farm. Personal attention is given to all guests and our drawing room features log fires where guests are treated to complementary home baked scones and strawberry jam. You are also welcome to enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner in our dining room where the cuisine is based on fresh local produce.

Discounts available on accommodation if you are a member of Athy and District Anglers Club

Attractions

About Athy Heritage Centre-Museum

Located in the former 18th century Market House (now Athy Town Hall), Athy Heritage Centre-Museum brings the history of Athy to life, from its Anglo Norman foundation, through the 1903 Gordon Bennett Race, to Athy Men and World War 1and the story of local Polar explorer Ernest Shackleton.

Athy Heritage Centre-Museum has the only permanent exhibition anywhere devoted to Shackleton. Its highlights include an original sledge and harness from one of his Antartic expeditions, a 15 foot model of Shackleton's ship 'Endurance' and an audio visual display featuring original film footage of his 1914-1916 expedition. The Heritage Centre hosts an annual Ernest Shackleton Autumn School over the October bank holiday weekend.

Athy is one of Irelands designated heritage towns.

About Athy Town Hall

Built in or about 1730 as a Market house and Courtouse, it marked the transition from village to market town of the twelfth century Anglo-Norman settlement. The two carved symbols of justice entwined with the Crown of England and the Harp of Ireland on the northern wall of the building indicate it's past use as a courthouse. Lord Norbury commonly called 'the hanging Judge' presided at criminal trials in this building before and after the 1798 Rebellion.

The bell on the Town Hall is from the former St. Michael's Church of Ireland once located to the rear of the Town Hall and bears the date 1682. The original building, which may have been designed by Cassels, who designed Leinster House and Carton House, was extensively enlarged at the turn of the 19th Century.

It is now the location of Athy Heritage Centre-Museum and Athy Library.

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