Events

National walled Towns Day 2006

Walled Towns DayThe Athenry Heritage Centre in association with Galway County Council and the Irish Walled Towns Network presents 'National walled Towns Day 2006'. The day is a national celebration of all the Walled Towns of Ireland.

  • The programme of events for Athenry include;
  • The Leinster Re-Enactment Society,
  • Galway Early Music,
  • Your Mans PuppetShow,
  • Craft Displays,
  • Walking Tours and a illustrated talk on the walls by Professor Etienne Rynne.

Arts and crafts at the Walled towns day

Galway County Heritage Award

Heritage AwardThe highlight for 2006:

The ATHENRY HERITAGE CENTRE was presented with the Galway County Heritage Award for the Loughrea electorial area for its contribution to the preservation of the unique heritage and history of Athenry and its environs. The image shows Alan Burgess manager of the centre being presented with the award by the Galway COunty mayor Michael Mullins along with the chair of the Athenry heritage committee Madelyn Brody.

Congratulations to all involved!

Padric Fallon Poetry Competition

Padric Fallon Poetry Competition Entry Form

The Athenry Arts & Heritage Centre launches the Padric Fallon Memorial Poetry Competition with a top prize of €500 to the winning entrant. The competition is open however entrants must be over 18yrs old. The judge will be Ciaran O'Driscoll, a Limerick based poet and a member of Aosdana. The closing date is the 14th April and winners will be  announced in May.

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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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