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

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



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


Das Centre ist für Besucher geöffnet von

10:30 - 17:00 Uhr Montag-Sonntag



Mittelaltererlebnis für Familien
€26:00 (2 Erwachsene und 3 Kinder)

Mittelaltererlebnis für Erwachsene

Allgemeiner Eintritt €4:00

Ermäßigungen für Senioren und Schüler/Studenten


Trip advisor

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

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.

Download this file ( Tour Files[This audio tour narrated by Dr Peter Harbison describes in detail each of the sites featured in this tour and can be listened to on your PC, or on an MP3 player while walking the tour.]19412 kB
Download this file (athenry_map.pdf)Map of athenry[A map of sites of architectural interest in Athenry which is accompanied by the audio tour]1089 kB
Download this file (Athenry_Way.pdf)Athenry way[A bilingual brochure for the architectural walking tour of Athenry providing an introduction to the historic sites and listings of other activities available in the locality]950 kB