Welcome to Aurora House Bed and Breakfast Est.2002
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.
Today, Athy is a busy town with character. Narrow, busy streets crowded with little shops make this the very essence of the Irish country market town. It is dominated by the well preserved 16th century White’s Castle, a rectangular turreted tower that sits imposingly by the bridge over the river Barrow in the heart of the town, built to protect the inhabitants.
Athy is a designated HERITAGE TOWN OF IRELAND and the Heritage Center focuses on the history of Athy and the surrounding area.
An open air market takes place every Sunday from 10am 'til late afternoon in Wallboard, 2 miles from Athy on the Kilberry road. Every thing from a needle to an anchor can be found at this very popular market.
Grand Canal linking Athy with Dublin was extended to Athy in 1791. With
the opening of the railway to Athy in 1846 the Canal fell into disuse.
It is now used by pleasure boats and the Canal towpaths now form pleasant
walks from Emily Square
to Ardreigh and from William Street to Lennon’s Bridge. The woods
of Mullragh and Blackwood are all nearby, about 6km from Athy on the third
class road to Kildare Town with attractive forest walks and picnic areas.