Athy Heritage Centre-Museum

  • Famine/Rebellion Room
  • Religious Diversity Room
  • Shackleton Exhibition
  • World War 1 Exhibition

Welcome

Athy is a designated HERITAGE TOWN OF IRELAND and the Athy Heritage Centre-Museum focuses on the history of Athy and the surrounding area.

 

Ushering in the Age of Mechanical Exploration: Richard E. Byrd’s First and Second Expeditions to Antarctica”

Running until the 3rd of March 2018. The exhibition, held in association with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Centre, Ohio focuses on Admiral Richard E. Byrd’s pioneering expeditions to the Antarctic – 1928- 1930 & 1933-1935. complemented with original artefacts.

 

Athy Heritage Centre on Irish TV

Kildare Matters dedicated a full programme to the Shackleton Autumn School, the Museum and the Endurance performance.
Click here to visit the video page

Ms Honor McCullough was featured on Irish TV, talking about Arrol Johnson, see link below

View Kildare Matters 36 on Irish TV

Shackleton's Endurance

The retelling of the 'Endurance' story through music and words is an unique and innovative commemorative piece.

Buy the CD online now.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

This project acknowledges the support of KELT and the LEADER Plus programme which is funded by the Irish Government and part-financed by the European Union under the National Development Plan, 2000 – 2006.