Athboy is a small town surrounded by wooded countryside in the County of Meath in Ireland. The town sits close to junctions of the N51 and the R154 roads, affording easy transport links to Dublin, some 50km away. This location makes this town the perfect base for those wishing to explore the rolling Irish countryside as well as the big city attractions of Dublin. Why not let EasyToBook.com take care of your cheap hotel needs in this idyllic location.
Athboy is steeped in history, its beginnings being a 16th century Druid settlement, surrounding a river crossing known as the Yellow Ford. More recently the locally influential Darnley family owned the town from 1770 until 1909. The grand Old Darnley Lodge was the original estate office and can still be admired today. Other attractions are the remains of Athboy Castle, originally built by the Normans in 1180 and the Metal Footbridge crossing the Yellow River, offering a scenic vista of the river, town and surrounding countryside. There are plenty of budget hotels available in this area to enjoy this scenic town.
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