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

Athenry Arts & Heritage Centre, The Square, Athenry Co. Galway.


Located in the centre of Athenry and only a 20 minute drive from Galway city, the spire of St. Mary’s Church is a landmark feature of the town.The main entrance is from the market square, with a rear entrance (summer only) opposite Athenry Castle. The heritage centre is set amongst the ruins of the original 13th century St. Mary’s Collegiate Church and access to the centre is through the old church archway.Free Parking is available outside Athenry Castle with Pay & Display spaces available throughout the town.


The medieval town of Athenry is accessible from the M6 motorway. Take Junction 17 exit and follow sign directions R347 to the town centre, which is 5 minutes from the motorway. Athenry is 1 hour 57 minutes from Dublin Airport, 1 hour and 16 minutes from Ireland West Airport Knock and 1 hour and 6 minutes from Shannon Airport. Visitors to Athenry can also use the R446 from Oranmore or Loughrea and then the R348, direction Athenry.

Motorists can use the following GPS coordinates for the Athenry Heritage Centre.

 N 53.29918 W 8.74637


Athenry has excellent rail connections from Dublin, Galway and Limerick. The timetable for trains to Athenry from Dublin or Galway can be found here and the timetable from Limerick are here.

From Athenry train station, visitors can walk to the main road and turn left onto Church Street. Continue along Church Street; pass the Catholic Church on your left. You are now entering the narrow medieval streets of Athenry. At the T-Junction keep left and pass The Fields of Athenry gift shop. Continue straight ahead and you have now entered the Market Square.  The entrance to the Athenry Heritage Centre is located on the left hand corner of the square.  Journey time from the station is 10 minutes. 


Athenry has two regular bus services from Galway City.

The national bus service, Bus Eireann departs from Galway Bus Station Monday-Friday. Their times can be found here or contact 091 562000.

Farrell Travel Service operates Monday-Saturday. Their pick up point is Galway Cathedral and their timetable can be found here. 

Further details contact 091 844189.

There are no bus services to Athenry on Sunday.