Christmas in the Athenry Heritage Centre
Santa arrives at the Athenry Heritage Centre on Saturday 1st December and every weekend until Sunday 23rd December. Experience a festive treat for all the family to enjoy. Visit our events page for details and how to book tickets. 
Winter Wonderland Dates
Parents of new born babies and toddlers will love our Santa visiting times just for you. Doors open from 10:30am until 12:30pm and no advanced booking required.
 
Experience Athenry's rich medieval history with a guided tour of the centre or enjoy the 'Medieval Experience' with dressing up in medieval costume, a guided tour of the centre and have a go archery. The activities of the Athenry Heritage Centre are accesible for all age groups and abililities and we welcome everyone to learn about the rich medieval history of the town which also includes its castle, the Dominican Priory and its defensive walls and towers.


Christmas Winter Wonderland

Child: €16.00

Adult €6.00

Babies & Toddlers €10.00

Adult tickets must be purchased with all Winter Wonderland tickets

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Saturday Dec 1st 10:30am-5:15pm
Sunday Dec 2nd 10:30am-5:15pm

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Visitor Activities

 
Experience Athenry's rich medieval history with a guided tour of the centre or enjoy the 'Medieval Experience' with dressing up in medieval costume, a guided tour of the centre and have a go archery. The activities of the Athenry Heritage Centre are accesible for all age groups and abililities and we welcome everyone to learn about the medieval history of the town which also includes Athenry Castle which is operated by the Office of Public Works, the 13th century Dominican Priory and the towns defensive walls and towers.
Guided Tours

Guided Tours

The centre's general admission tour provides a great introduction to the medieval history of Athenry. Visitors can experience history with the interactive exhibits, models of the 14th century town, the dungeon and replica market square. 
Medieval Experience

Medieval Experience

Combine our fun, informative and interactive tour of the centre with the chance to dress up in a medieval costume of your choice. Become a King, Queen, Knight or Princess and then test your skill with have a go archery.
School Tours

School Tours

A school tour of the centre provides all the elements for an educational and fun day for students of all ages. Students can discover history through interactive exhibits, dressing up in medieval costume and have a go archery
Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

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.

Projects

 

The Athenry Heritage Centre is involved in a number of historical and restoration projects aimed at preserving and enhancing the rich cultural heritage of the town. All of these projects are developed to engage the community and remind visitors that Athenry is the best preserved medieval town in Ireland.

 

Maddens Forge

Maddens Forge

The Athenry Heritage Centre recently restored Maddens Blacksmith Forge. A visit to the forge brings to life the traditional tools, skills and workmanship of this traditonal forge which was the centre of community life.
Graphic Novel

Graphic Novel

'A Short History of Athenry and Loughrea Walled Towns' comic book. This unique project funded by the Heritage Council involved the students of Lisheenkyle NS, Athenry and the students  of St. Brendan's Boys School, Loughrea.
The Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles

As part of the 1916-2016 Centenary Programme, the centre curated a unique exhibition to commemorate the Easter Uprising. The Twelve Apostles were local volunteers who took part in the rebellion and their story is told for the first time.
Athenry Past & Present

Athenry Past & Present

Follow the progress of Athenry's Town Walls Conservation Project 2007-2014. Sponsored by Galway County Council and The Heritage Council, the publication is also dedicated to the memory of Professor Etienne Rynne and Willie McErlean.

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Athenry Heritage Centre.

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

Phone: 091 844661

Email: athenryheritagecentre@gmail.com

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