Athy's bridge over the River Barrow is a fine symbol of all we are. Our town spans many worlds, the rural and urban,the past and present, international stars and local heroes, the arts and sport.
Crom Abu Bridge was named for the war cry of the Fitzgeralds,and that is not all they named.Our main axis of streets commemorate William Duke of Leinster and Emily Stanhope of Offaly.
Standing on Crom Abu, watching the water and the world go by, it isn't hard to see how people with artistic leanings could be inspired. John Minahan's photography has always been
about interesting faces. Cecil day Lewis was born locally, and continues to inspire young writers through the Cecil Day Lewis Literary Awards. Athy resounds with musicality, from local sessions to concerts at the Arts Centre; Clem O'Brien's bluegrass stylings and Jack L's magnificent baritone are only the tip of the talent.
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