The Essential
Athy nestles in the heart of a region criss-crossed by rivers and canals which are popular with fishermen and boaters. This little town boasts a proud and diverse religious heritage, including Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland, and Presbyterian churches, as well as a Jehovah's Witness centre, an Orthodox church near the town and a few Quaker families not far away in Ballitore. The Athy Heritage Centre is home to an interesting local history museum.