Athenry Heritage Centre News
Due too essential maintenance, the centre will be closed this Saturday 29th April & Sunday 30th April. However, the centre will be reopen this Bank Holiday Monday 1st May from 10:30am-5:00pm. We apologise for any inconvenience to our visitors.
The centre is open for general tours and the Medieval Experience. Bring the family to the best preserved medieval town in Ireland and discover history the fun way.
Group bookings and birthday parties are now available. Contact 091 844661 for details.
The Athenry Heritage Centre is pleased to announce that it now stocks the new publication by local author Gerard O'Brien.
Set in the beginning of 1920 County Galway, the book explores Irish history shortly before its Independence and illustrates a time where people were either loyal to the British rule or to Irish self-determination.
The book is for sale at the reception of the centre and is priced at €10.00.
Please call 091 844661 for details.
Thanks to all of our reviewers who helped us achieve a
Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor.
Athenry & Loughrea Medieval Comic Book
The centre is pleased to announce the launch of 'A Short History of Athenry and Loughrea Walled Towns' comic book in the Athenry Heritage Centre on Wednesday 1st October. This unique project funded by the Heritage Council involved the students of Lisheenkyle NS, Athenry and the students of St. Brendan's Boys School, Loughrea.
The heritage centre has a limited number of free copies which are available at the reception desk. You can also reserve a copy by email or contact 091 844661.
Click below to read it online or download a version here for offline reading.
Weekend tours for groups can be pre-booked by contacting the centre on 091 844661
New Archery Activity for 2014. Experience archery with your personal instructor.
All equipment supplied for €25 per person for a one hour lesson.
"Ireland's Best Kept Secret" The Hon. Loyola Hearne, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland
"Came here for the song & left with a huge appreciation of the town" Felicity Fries Australia
"Excellent,Educational & Entertaining" Hugh & Iris White UK
"Great, so glad we came, fabulous tour" Egan Family USA
"Really cool" Cillian, Dublin aged 6yrs
Lonely Planet Guide 2012-13
"The fascinating Athenry Arts & Heritage Activity Centre explores the town’s medieval sights and has a fab walking tour map. It organises recreations of medieval life."
The cost of this unque service provided by the Athenry Heritage Centre is €9:00 per student and each tour lasts about two hours.