Athenry Castle

Athenry Castle

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Athenry Castle

Athenry Castle
Athenry is one of the most notable medieval walled towns still surviving in Ireland, rather pleasing for family exploration while dreaming of knights and princesses! Why not bring a cape and foam sword along for pictures of the smalls?

The battlements are fascinating 13th century work with tall arrow slits in the merlons for defence and the oldest part of the castle is the hall-keep from 1250. There are fine carvings and structural additions to be spotted, overall giving an atmosphere worthy of the smalls imaginations, though perhaps not for a full afternoon. Great for a couple of hours though!

Theres also a 20 minute audio visual presentation which you can get in on to derive the most from your visit. There are also 45 minute long guided tours available on request, for even greater detail! These are ideal for those visiting for study reasons.

Its worth noting there are loos provided but no refreshment options. Theres a garderobe too but thats not for you!

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0 91 845796


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Opening Hours

    24th March to 1st October 2016: Daily 9.30am to 6pm 2nd October to 26th October: Monday to Thursday Only 9.30am to 5pm Last admission 45 mins. before closing. Average Length of Visit: 1 Hour


    Adult: €4 Senior €3 Child or Student: €3 Family: €10

County Galway

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