Athenry Walled Towns Day 2014

Sunday 17th August 1:30pm

The Athenry Heritage Centre in partnership with Galway County Council and the Irish Walled Towns Network presents Athenry's Walled Towns Day on Sunday 17th August, commencing at 1:30pm. The opening ceremony will be held in Athenry Castle and officially launched by the Deputy Mayor Cllr. Niamh Byrne.

Discover a programme of events in Athenry Park, which includes a Children’s Heraldry Workshop with the Loughrea Crafts Club, traditional longbow demonstrations with Dave Hodson, medieval history presentations with Dave Swift of Claiomh and join Dr. Jim McKeon for the archeological ‘Dig It’ activity.

Experience the dark side of medieval life with the Athenry Heritage Centre’s torture exhibits. It’s also a welcome return to Animal Magic, with their display of falcons and other birds of prey. Meet the Beekeepers of the Galway Beekeepers Association and there’s a wonderful selection of craft and food producers from the west of Ireland too.

The castle will host a puppet-making workshop with Carmel Balfe and listen to a selection of medieval music presented by Nuada Medieval Duo in the Great Hall, followed the exciting sounds of Simon and Maria Dwyer of Prehistoric Music Ireland. At 4:00pm, John Lusby will present a talk on the raptors of Ireland entitled “Things that go screech in the night” in the AV Theatre of Athenry Castle.

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The Athenry Heritage Centre presents at 2:30pm the fantastic storyteller Eddie Lenihan, which is followed by Pignut Theatre Co. with a magical show for all ages. The centre will also host the photographic exhibition 'Whiden Toie - A celebration of Traveller Culture, the Road to Recognition and Rights. This unique exhibition  displays Traveller culture, both old and contemporary.

This free family fun event will be held in the Park of Athenry, with other events held in Athenry Castle and the Athenry Heritage Centre from 1:30pm until 5:00pm.

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The times of the programme are subject to change and all children must be accompanied by an adult.



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Athenry Heritage Centre.

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

Phone: 091 844661


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