Allenwood is a village in Co Kildare which is situated on the Grand Canal. It is located about 50km from Dublin and is halfway between Rathangan and Clane in the north of the county. The main road through Allenwood is the R403 and the village is within 20km of both the M4 motorway to the north and M7 motorway to the south. Businesses in the area are centred on the crossroads, and consist of several shops and a public house. There is also a business park at the location of the old Power Station. The Grand Canal is traversed by means of a noteworthy bridge, known locally as the Skew (or Shee) Bridge. The area is popular for fishing and walking. There is also a GAA club, soccer club and kickboxing club as well as dance and scouting groups. There is also a number of golf courses in the area. The village also has both a girls and boys national school.