Place:Athy, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland

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NameAthy
TypeTown
Coordinates52.983°N 6.983°W
Located inCounty Kildare, Republic of Ireland
Contained Places
Parish
St. John's
St. Michael's
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Athy (;[1] ) is a market town at the meeting of the River Barrow and the Grand Canal in south-west County Kildare, Republic of Ireland, 72 kilometres southwest of Dublin.

A population of 10,490 (2011 Census preliminary results) makes it the sixth largest town in Kildare and the 50th largest in the Republic of Ireland, with a growth rate of 58% since the 2002 census. From the first official records in 1813 (population 3,192) until 1891 (population 4,886) and again in 1926–46 and 1951–61 Athy was the largest town in Kildare. In 1837 the population was 4,494.[2]

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