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Athenry Castle

Athenry, Athenry, Ireland
+353 91 844 797
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Lovely 13th Century Tower House

The tower house itself has been restored and one can view the basement, 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sharron G
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Henderson, Nevada
ATHENRY CASTLE - GREAT MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE.

During August 2013, a group of us went on a Music Tour of England, Scotland & Ireland. Athenry... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Barb W
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Adelaide, Australia
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Athenry, Athenry, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

The tower house itself has been restored and one can view the basement, 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor. No original furnishings, but good descriptions. As far as a tower houses go - it is a bit short and stocky, whereas most we have seen have...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

During August 2013, a group of us went on a Music Tour of England, Scotland & Ireland. Athenry Castle was so very interesting & my particular memory of our group standing beside the ancient walls, singing the song "The Fields of Athenry" will always stay...More

Thank Barb W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the castle a few days ago. Once again, we took the tour - we really think the tours are worth far more than the price of admission. Aidan gave us our tour, and though it was just the two of us, he didn't...More

Thank Jan S
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful visit today with friends. Had a tour by Chris, which was great, and viewed the audiovisual show. The castle is a gem and a fantastic piece of history.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

The castle is worth a look if you are in the area. It has been wonderfully restored, but has no interior furnishings. If you are into castle history and architecture this castle will be of interest. It is my understanding that as funds become available,...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

This is a must see castle if in the area. It was been extremely well cared for and well worth the 5 Euro each admission. The display of local apprentice stone masons work in the basement of the castle is worth a look on its...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

The staff at Athenry Castle are very knowledgable about the Athenry Castle, Norman Castles in general and the Abbey in Athenry near the castle. Definitely worth your stop!!

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

One of the things about Ireland is the wealth of true history the country has to offer. Athenry was truly a jewel. It didn't suffer from the mass tourism we experienced in other areas but had such wonderful areas to visit. If you are in...More

Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Very nice castle in Athenry that has been preserved, unlike many that are dotted around the countryside. The video on the upper floor gives great history to the place. Well worth a visit if you are in or passing Athenry.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

On the drive from Galway to Dublin, I saw a sign for Athenry (specifically Athenry Castle). Always being interested in seeing the different castles in Ireland, I decided to make a quick detour. It was well worth it. The castle is not difficult to find...More

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