Athboy Heritage Trail

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The town of Athboy began sometime during the sixth century A.D. as a settlement at the river crossing known as the Yellow Ford. Long before this however, the inhabitants of Athboy were Druids, who had settlements at the nearby Hill of Ward. The Hill of Ward, also known as Tlachtga, is the site where the feast of Samhain was celebrated. Samhain is credited with being the forerunner of Halloween.

Take about 30 minutes to travel the Athboy heritage trail and experience some of the history and rich tradition which make the people at the Yellow Ford proud of their past and present, and confident in their future. The tour profiles the following points:

  1. St. James Roman Catholic Church
  2. The Old Darnley Lodge Hotel
  3. The Church of Ireland grounds
  4. The Metal Footbridge
  5. Engine House of the Railway Station
  6. The Fair Green
  7. The Mall
  8. The Bridge
  9. The Macra Hall 
  10. Athboy School
  11. The Market House – Mc Elhinney`s Bridal Boutique
  12. The Remains of Athboy Castle
  13. The Waxies Dargle

Details of map collection: Download Athboy Heritage Trail Brochure

+353 (0) 46 9092300
Solstice Arts Centre and Tourism Information Point,
Railway St.,
Co. Meath