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Athenry Castle

Athenry, Ireland
+353 91 844 797
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Interesting - if in the area - otherwise "skip".

We travelled by train from Galway to Athenry to explore the town and Castle (partly because of the... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
Robert W
It's interesting, but small

Unless there is a specific event on here during your visit, it is quite a short stop. There are... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Galway, Ireland
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Athenry, Ireland
+353 91 844 797
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

We travelled by train from Galway to Athenry to explore the town and Castle (partly because of the song title, "Athenry" (sung by "The Dubliners" and others). The journey took around 20 minutes - but also around 15 minutes waiting for the train. The town...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Unless there is a specific event on here during your visit, it is quite a short stop. There are different events on at different times of the year (ranging from Heritage Week stuff like battle re-enactments, to more recently a workshop on Minecraft). So, if...More

Thank wcgibbons
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is an interesting location to visit but not really restored or decorated to any degree. We were given no tour and there was no period decorating. I feel it was worth the visit for what it is, a medieval keep. I think it would...More

Thank OriginalMojo
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I visited the castle and would say was really interesting! You discover the different phases of construction and a bit more about Athenry history! The video shown was really nice and informing about the full area around Athenry! It gave me many new ideas of...More

Thank Nicolas C
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

A fab day out in Athenry. Visited the castle and the Heritage Centre. My little boy loved the section of glass floor and the castle toilet!

Thank moggyP
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Thanks to the visitor centre and displays, you get a good sense of the role this castle played in the town of Athenry's history. Be prepared to pay admission to see anything worthwhile.

1  Thank Alex A
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I definitely enjoyed this castle and the video that they showed. It's worth the visit and there's a friary and park near by!

Thank Amena317
Reviewed 7 May 2016

But still interesting to our pupils who are fond of history. It takes very little time, 30 minutes should suffice.

1  Thank miamilover2015
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Three of us stumbled upon the castle on a cold windy Sunday morning. Our Heritage card allowed for free access. The staff member on duty spent the next hour plus with us responding to questions on history, military tactics, and a variety of other topics....More

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit, adult and child under 10. Building is nicely restored and tour is interesting. Video was more interesting to adults.

Thank BabsMD
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