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Experience Athenry's rich medieval history with a guided tour of the centre or enjoy the 'Medieval Experience' with dressing up in medieval costume, a guided tour of the centre and have a go archery.

The activities of the Athenry Heritage Centre are accesible for all age groups and abililities and we welcome everyone to learn about the rich medieval history of the town which also includes its castle, the Dominican Priory and its defensive walls and towers.

General Admission: €5:00
Seniors/Students: €4.50
Family Medieval Experience: 
€26:00 2 Adults x 2 Children
Medieval Experience:
Adult €8.00, Child €6:50
Student Groups: €6:00
Discount for OPW Heritage Card
Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult
Monday 10:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 10:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 10:30am-5:00pm
Thursday 10:30am-5:00pm
Friday 10:30am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Visitor Activities

 

Experience Athenry's rich medieval history with a guided tour of the centre or enjoy the 'Medieval Experience' with dressing up in medieval costume, a guided tour of the centre and have a go archery. The activities of the Athenry Heritage Centre are accesible for all age groups and abililities and we welcome everyone to learn about the rich medieval history of the town which also includes its castle, the Dominican Priory and its defensive walls and towers.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours

The centre's genral admission tour provides a great introduction to the medieval history of Athenry. Visitors can expereince history with the interactive exhibits, models of the 14th century town, the dungeon and replica market square. 
Medieval Experience

Medieval Experience

Combine our fun, informative and interactive tour of the centre with the chance to dress up in a medieval costume of your choice. Become a King, Queen, Knight or Princess and then test your skill with have a go archery.
School Tours

School Tours

A school tour of the centre provides all the elements for an educational and fun day for students of all ages. Students can discover history through interactive exhibits, dressing up in medieval costume and have a go archery
Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Let your son or daughter experience a birthday to remember at the Athenry Arts & Heritage Centre. We provide a unique service for parents looking for something different which is both fun and educational.

Projects

 

The Athenry Heritage Centre is involved in a number of historical and restoration projects aimed at preserving and enhancing
the rich cultural heritage of Athenry town and the local area.

 

Maddens Forge

Maddens Forge

The Athenry Heritage Centre recently restored Maddens Blacksmith Forge. A visit to the forge brings to life the traditional tools, skills and workmanship of this traditonal forge which was the centre of community life.
Graphic Novel

Graphic Novel

'A Short History of Athenry and Loughrea Walled Towns' comic book. 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 Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles

As part of the 1916-2016 Centenary Programme, the centre curated a unique exhibition to commemorate the Easter Uprising. The Twelve Apostles were local volunteers who took part in the rebellion and their story is told for the first time.
Athenry Past & Present

Athenry Past & Present

Follow the progress of Athenry's Town WallsConservation Project 2007-2014. Sponsored by Galway County Council and The Heritage Council, the publication is also dedicated to the memory of Professor Etienne Rynne and Willie McErlean.

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Our Location

Athenry Heritage Centre.

St. Mary's,The Square,
Athenry,
Co. Galway,
Rep. of Ireland

Phone: 091 844661

Email: athenryheritagecentre@gmail.com

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