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Walled Towns Day

Athenry Walled Towns Day is designed to be inclusive, accessible, fun and free for all to attend. The programme reflects the medieval history of Athenry and the event is a platform for local craft and artisan food producers to showcase their products.  

The displays range from falconry, arts & crafts, have a go archery, battle reenactments, displays of weaponry, children's craft workshops, medieval music, storytelling and puppet shows.

Athenry Castle is used for various lectures, children's craft workshops and music displays in the Great Hall. The event is usually held at the beginning of Heritage Week which is the last week of August and attracts up to 5000 people on the day.  The event is one of many Walled Towns Days held throughout Ireland and is supported by the Heritage Council and Galway County Council.

Falconry display
Falconry Displays
arts and crafts
Arts & Crafts
Acheological displays Archaeological Displays
Wattle making
Wattle Making
Medieval workshops
Medieval Workshops
Festival stalls
Festival Stalls


Walled towns day poster
Walled Towns Day 2013 
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Walled Towns Day 2012
Walled towns day 2014
Walled Towns Day 2014
Walled towns day 2015
Walled Towns Day 2015


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Our Location

Athenry Heritage Centre.

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

Phone: 091 844661


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