Ceol an tSamhraidh – Galway County Local Live Performance Scheme

Ceol An tSamhraidhCeol an tSamhraidh 18th & 19th June 

Galway County Local Live Performance Scheme

Experience live music in the Athenry Arts & Heritage Centre which is supported by Galway County Council and funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Local Live Performance Scheme. The LLPS funding will be used to support employment and wellbeing in the commercial arts and culture sectors through the provision of live performances by engaging the services of locally based professional artists, musicians, crew and staff members involved in live performances.


The Athenry Arts & Heritage Centre is pleased to announce two great live events on the 18th & 19th June in the grounds of the centre. Admission will be strictly limited to 50 people per event and tickets are available through our booking page.

Please not that the performances are outdoors.

Saturday 18th June 8:30pm Book Tickets


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Paddy Casey has been at the forefront of the Irish music scene since his debut album Amen (So Be It) in 1999, while his second release Living became the biggest seller in Ireland out-selling U2.

Paddy Casey’s career has taken him all over the globe touring with acts like The Pretenders, R.E.M, Ian Brown, Blondie and Tracy Chapman to name a few. Closer to home he has played all over Ireland, including a sold-out Dublin Castle, RDS and a record-breaking week-long run in The Olympia Theatre, alongside special guest spots with U2, Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan and more. Book Tickets


Sunday 19th June 8:30pm Book Tickets

Julie Feeney

We welcome back the amazing Julie Feeney to the Athenry Arts & Heritage Centre for another intimate performance for Ceol an tSamhraidh. 

Julie Feeney’s sell out shows have riveted audiences and critics all over the world including Amsterdam, Mexico, Italy, Germany, France, China, Brazil, U.S.A, Canada, U.K. and Ireland. She performs as a one woman show with ensemble with choirs or with full orchestra; and she composes, arranges and orchestrates all of her own music and words. Her three albums have been widely critically acclaimed internationally, receiving numerous awards and she has created a whole host of stunning music videos to accompany them. Sharp witted unpretentious and fiercely passionate, Julie Feeney is a genuine artist and a hugely enjoyable performer.

Padraig Stevens & Leo Moran 7:30pm

Enjoy the lyrics and music of Tuam's Padraig Stevens and Leo Moran. 

Padraig has been associated with the Saw Doctors since there inception and his songs have been recorded and performed by Matt Keane, Elanor Shanley and Mike Denver. He recently scored a hit with 'The Sugar Beat' recorded by Christy Moore.

He has toured with The Waterboys, The Stunning, De Danann and many more. Padraig is best known for his recordings with The Saw Doctors and since 2017 has performed with Leo Moran to showcase his songs.

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The Athenry Arts & Heritage Centre would like to thank the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Local Live Performance Scheme in collaboration with Galway County Council Arts Office for making this event possible.



Athenry Virtual Walled Towns Day 2021

Athenry Virtual Walled Towns Day 2021Celebrate Athenry's Virtual Walled Towns Day this Sunday 15th August 2021. 

Discover the rich medieval history of Athenry with a collection of specially commissioned videos to showcase the best of medieval crafts, music, weaponry, clothes, Maddens Forge, children's craft workshops and much much more.

The event will be streamed live through the Galway Community Heritage website and the Galway Beo YouTube channel 

Links for both can be accessed here

Athenry Virtual Walled Town Day Archives - Galway County Heritage Office (

The event is supported by the Irish Walled Towns Network and The Heritage Council.




Free TikTok Training for this year’s Athenry Virtual Medieval Festival 

Wednesday 14th July (10am-4pm)

Galway County Council Heritage Office and Athenry Heritage Centre working with Garry Kelly (GK Media/Digital Training Hub) has developed a Full-Day TikTok Course for Heritage Groups and Heritage Practitioners working in the county of Galway (Galway County Council’s administrative area only). This project is funded by the Irish Walled Towns Network, Heritage Council and Galway County Council.

Although founded 5 years ago, TikTok is still a fairly new social media platform which consists of short video clips either 15 seconds or 60 seconds long. It has seen significant growth over the last two years and now has around 800 million active users per month

Showing products, services and events in a visually appealing way is key on TikTok, as users want to be both entertained and informed.

For this year’s Athenry Virtual Medieval Festival, we are encouraging the local community to get involved in promoting the festival through the use of TikTok and other social media platforms.

Garry Kelly will host a full-day workshop on Wednesday 14th July (10am-4pm)

The course will be delivered online and is free of charge.

There are limited places available on the course and booking is essential.

To book your place on this online course please log on to the following link:






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