Contact Us

Athenry Heritage Centre
St. Mary's,The Square, Athenry,
Co. Galway
T: +353 (0)91 844661
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Opening Times




Saturday 29th April

Sunday 30th April


Bank Holiday Monday 1st May




General Admission
€5.00 Adult €4.50 Child
Medieval Experience
€8.00 Adult €6.50 Child
Family Ticket (2 + 2 ) €26.00

Group Tours Discounts
Senior/ Student Discounts
Discounts for OPW Heritage Cards

Walking Tours

Discover our award winning architectual walking tour.
Get the brochure, illustrated map and audio narrative for free here.Illustrated map of Athenry

Brochure download

Download and save our brouchure for 2012/2013 and read off-line.Brochure for athenry heritage centre 2012

Historical Walking Tours of Athenry, County Galway.

Experience. a walking tour of Ireland’s best-preserved Medieval Town

Athenry Heritage Town is situated 10 miles east of Galway and offers an ideal stopover for an afternoon or overnight visit. Experience a walking tour of Ireland’s best-preserved Medieval Town in which domestic or overseas visitors can discover the truly unique historical features of this lively town.


The Athenry Heritage Centre provides the focus or starting point from which to see:

  • The Medieval Parish Church of St. Mary’s.
  • The only restored Norman Castle in Ireland,
  • The superbly preserved Dominican Priory, with the best collection of occupational gravestones in Ireland
  • Ireland’s only “in-situ” original market cross

Athenry Heritage Town is one of many destinations to visit in the east County Galway, a county that is rich in heritage and culture that offers visitors an unspoilt landscape and a warm welcome to all.

Architectural Walking Tours

The tours are self-guided and comprise a brochure with illustrated map, and an audio narrative which are available for free download from this website. Click on the links below to download the standalone illustrated walking maps, audio files, and detailed brochures.

Access this URL ([Audio narrative to accompany the walking tour]19412 kB
Access this URL ([A map of the of the Athenry walking tour]1089 kB
Access this URL ([A detailed brochure of the Athenry architectural walking tour]950 kB