Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition/Athy
ATHY, a market-town of Ireland, county of Kildare, 34 miles S.W. of Dublin. It is a station on the Great j Southern and Western Railway, and is intersected by the i river Barrow, which is here crossed by a bridge of five j archea. It has a church, a Roman Catholic chapel, a j Presbyterian and a Methodist meeting-house, court-house, . jail, two banks, hospital, dispensary, barracks, &c. Adjoin ing the town is a small chapel, an ancient cemetery, and a small Dominican monastery. Previous to the Union it returned two members to the Irish parliament. The principal trade is in corn, which is ground at the neigh bouring mills. Population in 1871, 4510.