Athy Co-Operative Foundry Limited

Athy Co-operative
Foundry Ltd

Co. Kildare
Eircode R14ER26

t. +353 (0)59 863 8100
f. +353 (0)59 863 8100

About Athy Co-operative Foundry

About Athy Co-operative Foundry

Athy Foundry - Athy BridgeAthy, situated in the south of Co. Kildare, is a market town on the convergence of the River Barrow and Grand Canal.

The town is named after a second century chieftain, Ae, who was killed on the river crossing thus giving the town its name the ford of AE or in Irish Baile Átha Í.

Athy Co-op Foundry is located in an area steeped in iron foundry tradition dating back to the early 20th century.

In Athy itself the old IVI foundry gave employment to the area for decades under various owners until its eventual close in the early eighties leaving a lot of skilled foundry men unemployed.

The demand for cast-iron products was still high at the time and a small foundry called Athy Foundry was set up, taking on some of the very skilled and experienced foundry men of the area. Creating a firm with the knowledge to take on and complete any job no matter how complicated.

In 1986 Athy foundry was taken over by its present management and became Athy Co-op Foundry. Since then the company has grown in strength and experience, expanding its product range from items in cast-iron to alluminum, bronze and brass.

Catering for a wide range of markets from the artistic to the industrial. With our in-house pattern making facilities the ability to reproduce castings from drawings or worn samples is an advantage. This can be seen from some of the projects worked on, one-off jobs and the restoration of historical buildings and machinery are a speciality.