Contact Us

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

Opening Times

Monday Closed

Tuesday 10:30am-5:00pm

Wednesday 10:30am-5:00pm

Thursday 10:30am-5:00pm

Friday 10:30am-5:00pm

Saturday 10:30am-5:00pm

Sunday 10:30am-5:00pm



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

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

Events at the Athenry Heritage Centre


Athenry Walled Towns Day 2011

Athenry Celebrates Walled Towns Day

Athenry Celebrates National Walled Towns Day 2011


Click the "read more" link below to see more from the Athenry National Walled Towns Day event 2011

Download the Athenry Walled Towns Day Brochure



4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th December 2010

Christmas spectacular

The Athenry Heritage Centre commences its Christmas Winter Wonderland on Saturday 4th December 2010 at 11:00am.

Admission is every hour on all the dates set out above. Last admission is 5:00pm.

Experience this unique seasonal attraction which includes craft activities, face-painting and a visit to Santa in his grotto.

The centre has been transformed into a world of wonder that will thrill and enchant the young and the young at heart. Parents can pre book a place with email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact 091 844661.

All reservations are confirmed by text or email.

Admission is €10 per child and €2 per adult. All adult tickets are entered into our fabulous raffle which is a €25 Premium Bond.

Please note entry is strictly limited to 25 children per hour.


Halloween Spectacular 2010

Halloween bats

Halloween Spectacular




The Athenry Heritage Centre is now taking bookings for its Halloween Spectacular on Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st October.

There are two shows per day commencing at 12:30pm & 3:30pm and admission is €5 per child and €2 per adult. Experience a show to remember with a puppet show of Jack and the Beanstalk presented by the Hobgoblin Theatre Co. and activities which includes wand making, spell making workshops, face-painting and a best dressed prize too.Early booking is essential as there are limited spaces for this popular event. Please note that the show is designed for 8yrs and under.

Tickets can be reserved by email or contact the centre on 091 844661

Athenry Celebrates Walled Towns Day 2010

22nd August 2010

Come to Athenry on Walled Towns Day and discover a medieval experience with battle re-enactments, falconry display, medieval craft workshops for kids, medieval music in Athenry Castle, craft displays in the park and have-a-go archery in the grounds of the heritage centre. This free family day out is a popular event for the community of Athenry and draws large crowds from the surrounding areas. The day commences at 1:45pm in the castle and the following programme is available here

Athenry is the best preserved medieval town in Ireland and its Walled Towns Day reflects its rich medieval history. The event is sponsored by Failte Ireland, the Heritage Council and Galway County Council.