Events

Christmas Winter Wonderland 2013

                                                                       Athenry Heritage Centre

                                                                  Christmas Winter Wonderland

                                                       7th-8th, 14th-15th, 21st-22nd December 2013

                                                     Doors open 12:00pm Last admission 5:30pm

 

Christmas Winter Wonderland 2013

Experience the magic of Christmas in the award winning Athenry Heritage Centre with fun filled activities for all the boys and girls. Children will be thrilled with the craft activities and themed areas that sparkle with the Christmas spirit.

Take a stroll down Peppermint Lane and enjoy the scrumptious bakery activity. Meet Snow White in her magical garden cottage and make your very own herb basket. Then plant your spring bulbs and watch them grow!

Get creative with the fantastic Arts & Crafts activities and there’s face painting with our vey own Fairy Godmother.

Discover the toys in the Nutcracker Suite and meet Mrs. Claus by the enchanting Glass Slipper. Santa is waiting in his Nordic house with a gift for all the children.

Meet Santa and his Elves for a Christmas to remember in the ambient setting of St. Mary’s Church, the home of the Athenry Heritage Centre’s Winter Wonderland.

Admission to the centre is €15 per child, €10 under 3, €2 Adult

The Athenry Heritage Centre's Winter Wonderland is the ideal place to bring your children this Christmas. Enjoy the magic of this special time in the ambient settings of St. Mary's Church, Athenry. Use our Find Us page for directions.

Discover a world of festive cheer with Santa's Elves and let us bring you on a journey that can be enjoyed by the young and young at heart. 

Like the centre's Facebook page or follow us on Twitter for instant updates. 

The centre does not take reserve bookings for this event due to the size of the building. We recommend that all visitors arrive as early as possible to avoid any queues on the day. 

 

Athenry Walled Towns Day 2012

Athenry Walled Towns Day 2012 with Battle Reenactments, children's craft and theatre shows, medieval arts and crafts and archery displays.

Athenry's Walled Towns Day Sunday 19th August 2012

Athenry celebrates National Walled Towns Day 2012 this Sunday 19th August 2012. The opening ceremony commences at 1:30pm in Athenry castle and will be launched by Cllr Peter Roche, Deputy Mayor of the County of Galway. This free family event has a programme to suit all ages and promotes the rich cultural history of Athenry, the best preserved medieval town in Ireland.

The programme includes Knights combat training for children, Dig IT!  with archeologist Dr Jim McKeon, medieval craft demonstrations by Montague Heritage Services and traditional longbow making with Dave Hodson. The highlight of the day is the spectacular Battle Re-Enactments by Eireann Edge. Their presentations also include weapons displays traditional crafts of Wattle making, Stone carving and the medieval forge.

The Athenry Heritage Centre will host the Dog & String theatre company with their production of The Wishing Tree, shows commence at 2:00 and 4:00pm and discover new skills with the Ard RI Archery Club’s Have-A-Go archery in the grounds of the centre. There are prizes to be won with Athenry’s Walled Towns Colouring Competition and Face painting too.

This year’s event has a unique fundraising event with the Athenry Tourism groups Friend or Foe at the Northgate. Pay the Toll to pass and get a free copy of the Sunday Times. The programme is coordinated by Alan Burgess, Manager of the Athenry Heritage Centre and is supported by Galway County Council. Event information is also available through the centre’s Facebook page.          

All events are free to the Public and free copies of the Weekend Times Edition are available to all visitors on the day.

The programme is subject to change.

Full programme details are available here

 

DL Brochure_Walled Towns Day 2012.pdf 

 

 

Christmas Winter Wonderland 2011

The award winning Athenry Heritage Centre will be transformed into a cavern of Christmas cheer with craft activities, face-painting and a visit to Santa in his homely house.

Discover a magical place of lights and festive decorations in the ambient setting of St. Mary’s Church, Athenry.

Meet Santa’s Elves in the craft areas where children can make Christmas gifts and cards. There are cuddly toys and games for the very young and face-painting for all.

Let Mrs. Claus bring you to Santa who’s waiting with a gift for all the boys and girls.

The Athenry Heritage Centre creates a unique atmosphere of festive cheer for all the family. Visits to the centre last one hour and admission is every hour.

The Christmas Winter Wonderland commences on the 3rd and 4th of December at 12:00pm and doors close at 6:00pm.

Other dates for your diaries are the 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th December, opening times are 12:00 till 6:00pm.

From the 19th - 23rd December the centre will be open to visitors from 2:00pm until 6:00pm.

Admission is €15 per child and €2 per adult.

Check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/athenryheritagecentre.

Parents can book tickets through our website or contact the centre on 091 844661

 

 

 

 

The Athenry Heritage Centre's Halloween Spectacular commences this Sunday 30th October, with two shows at 2:00pm and 4:00pm. Reserve your tickets by email or contact 091 844661.

 

Halloween

 

The centre will be transformed into a cavern of delight with spooks, ghosts

and things that go bump in the night. We have stories to thrill, music to

enchant and scary games to play. Have your face painted to scare one and

all plus great prizes for the best Halloween costume too!


Places limited so book early!


Tickets Only €3 per child €2 per adult


Contact 091 844661


or email


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