Halloween Spectacular 2008

halloween CostumesSaturday November 1st and
Sunday 2nd November 2008

Halloween comes to the Athenry Heritage Centre on the 1st and 2nd November. This year's event will include the acclaimed storyteller Rab Swannock Fulton whose Scary Tales enthralled audiences at the recent Babaro Children's Festival. His stories are a unique collection of folktale's, myths and urban legends from Ireland and Scotland. There will be three performances each day with a special show for the under 7's commencing at 1:15pm. The shows for the over 7's begin at 2:30pm and 3:45pm and each performance lasts about 60 minutes. The centre has been transformed into a spectacular Halloween setting with ghosts,ghouls and spiders galore. There's gruesome games, magic workshops and prizes for the scariest costume. Places are limited for each show so early booking is highly recommended for this popular event. Admission for each show is €7 per child

Reserve a ticket by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact the centre on 091 844661


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Christmas Winter Wonderland 2008

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Come and celebrate the festive season in the unique surroundings of Athenry's Arts & Heritage Centre.

The centre has been transformed into a Christmas Winter Wonderland which enhances this special time of year. Children and parents alike will be thrilled with the activities which include craft making,  face-painting, quiet areas to read a book or play with some toys. The centre's objective is to offer a non commercial activity which is unique to Athenry and its surrounding environs.

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If you are a community group or a child centred organisation the centre can be hired out by your group at any time during the week. This event maintains the centre's policies to support community groups in the Galway region. Further details can be obtained by calling Alan Burgess on 091 844661 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Poetry with Michael Cody

Michael Cody FRIDAY 8TH MAY 8:00pm

An evening of Poetry with Michael Cody and singing with Claire McLoughlin

The Athenry Heritage Centre in association with Poetry Ireland is pleased to announce an evening of poetry with the Tipperary poet Michael Cody. He will be joined on the night by the superb singer Claire McLoughlin in the unique setting of the Athenry Heritage Centre. The event commences at 8:00pm and numbers are restricted. So early booking and arrival is highly recommended for this popular event.Admission is €5 per person with wine and refreshments included. Further details are available on 091 844661.

For all poetry events please contact Poetry Ireland on 01 478994 or see their website for all listings.

Halloween Spectacular 2009

HALLOWEEN Spectacular

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31st October 2009


The Athenry Heritage Centre presents its Halloween Spectacular on the 31st October with a show that will thrill and scare all the family.
The centre will be transformed into a cavern of delight with spooks and ghosts and things that go bump in the night.
Enjoy making wands and spells, experience the creepy crawly exhibits and watch the enchanting Hansel & Gretel puppet show with the Hobgoblin Puppet Company.
Be part of “The Scary Factor” and win a prize. We have face-painting and there are prizes for the scariest costume too
The spooky fun commences with the first show at 10:30am and then at 1:30pm and 3:00pm.

Please note that our 12 noon show is sold out.

Admission is €5 per child and €2 per adult. All adult tickets will be entered into our Halloween raffle.

Places are limited so early booking is essential.

Contact 091 844661

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