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

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

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Activities in the Athenry Heritage Centre

activities at the Athenry Heritage Centre

Family Activities

Family Activities athenry heritage centreThe ideal visitor experience for all the family

Visit the heritage centre and discover more about Athenry's rich medieval history.
Dress up in medieval costume, test your skills with Have-A-Go-Archery, see the Market Street and visit the dungeon of horror! Our tours are both educational and fun for all ages!


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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.

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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

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Birthday Parties

Experience A Birthday To Remember

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.

We provide a safe and secure environment where children can enjoy our activities and parents can relax and have fun too!

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Have A Go Archery

Archery in the Athenry Heritage Centre, accessible to allHave-A-Go Archery

Test your skills with the heritage centre’s Have-A-Go archery activity and experience the oldest tradition in the world, which is fully supervised by trained archery instructors.        

Visitors can discover this exciting sport with our 'Medieval Experience' ticket or try our exclusive archery lessons for individual or group visitors.  

This activity is inclusive for all ages and abilities.

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School Tours

School Tour in the Athenry Heritage CentreHistory the fun way

A school tour of the Athenry Heritage Centre provides all the elements for an educational and fun day out. Children can learn using our excellent models, story-boards and interactive exhibits, while enjoying medieval punishments in the market square "stocks". The school tour comes alive with medieval costumes for all the students and the centre provides supervised Have-A-Go archery lessons for budding Robin Hoods. The students can also visit the dungeon of horror to experience the dark side of medieval life. Discover the wooden maze and enjoy a picnic in the centre's garden. Admission is €9:00 per student for all the activities listed on this page.

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