WATCH: U2's Larry Mullen Jnr and Panti Bliss visit Athy for the unveiling of a plaque for Bill Hughes

Stars galore

Conor McHugh


Conor McHugh


One of the biggest rock stars in the world, U2's Larry Mullen Jnr and Ireland's most famous drag queen, Panti Bliss arrived in Athy this evening to honour Athy man, Bill Hughes for his contribution to music.

Bill is the latest person to be recognised with on the 'Made of Athy' trail along with Johnny Marr from The Smiths and Mani from The Stone Roses. 

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The U2 drummer arriving in Athy

Bill Hughes (centre) with Larry Mullen Jnr, Panti Bliss, Kildare County Council Arts Officer, Lucina Russell and guests

The plaque for Bill

Larry Mullen Jnr and Bill Hughes

Bill and Panti Bliss