Easy Going

Athy to Nurney Loop 3

Applegreen, Monasterevin Rd., Athy
Group size
8 Participants
All Bikes

This is a looped route to Nurney via Kildangan. We set off from Applegreen in the direction of Monasterevin, this is a mostly straight and flat road which brings us through the village of Kilberry and onto Kildangan (about 12km from Athy).  After the service station in Kildangan we take a right turn and continue up over the railway bridge.  Please be aware of the speed ramps on the approach to the bridge and choose an appropriate gear to get you over the bridge. 

Next comes my favourite section of this cycle, a brief trip past Kildangan Stud with its manicured hedges and mature trees.  Just as we reach the end of the stud we take a right turn at the crossroads and continue onto a quieter road on the perimeter of the stud.

We take the next right turn at the row of cottages and continue on for a few kilometres before arriving at the T-Junction in Nurney.  At the junction we take a right turn up a slight incline and navigate the speed ramps with care before stopping for coffee at the petrol station. We have reached the halfway point.

Refreshed after our stop, we are on our way again, cycling through the countryside to Conlans of Booleigh. Here we take a right turn bringing us onto a long straight section of road leading towards Athy. After 5km we will come to a crossroads and take a right turn here. The road narrows to one lane after about 100m, so you will need to yield to oncoming traffic. 

The road meanders through beautiful countryside for another 2 or 3 kilometres and up over the railway bridge before arriving at the junction with the Athy to Monasterevin road.  We take our last left turn before completing the final kilometre of our cycle.

Leader Recommendations
Rain Jacket
Spare inner tube
Ailish Harney
Ailish Harney


I am an enthusiastic leisure cyclist who loves getting out in the fresh air and exploring the countryside on my bike. I would like to encourage cyclists of all abilities to join me on a social spin where nobody gets left behind.