• Dispelling The Darkness

      Ned Waldron’s memories of the 1950’s Rural Electrification Scheme and his subsequent career in the E.S.B.  By Gerry Ahern  Source: Athenry ADC’s publication of The Athenry Journal, No. 17, 2003 Back in the 1950s, candles, paraffin-oil and Tillie-lamps were ...
  • Archaeological Excavations in and around Athenry (1972-2009)

    Source: www.excavations.ie  Database of Irish Excavations Reports   Galway 1972:0015 ATHENRY Castle M512288 An investigation was undertaken outside the southern bawn wall at AthenryCastle to establish whether or not there was a moat. No definite moat profile appeared. A flimsy dry stone wall stood ...
  • ATHENRY AS IT IS 1889

      Source: Tuam Herald, 1889  It is pleasing to see in this historic little town such exceptional evidences of prosperity and progress as are to be witnessed in its quaint old streets today. The enterprising merchants, Messrs. Blackhall and McDonagh ...
  • Edwin Feeney, Stonecutter and Sculptor, Ballyloughane, Athenry.

    Source: Athenry News and Views (April/May 2011) A native of Athenry, Edwin Feeney has been working with stone for twenty years producing unique pieces for people in Ireland, England, Australia and Canada, embracing the traditional methods and tools to produce ...
  • An tOllamh Mairéad Ní Éimhigh-Professor Margaret Heavey

    By Gerald J. Ahern   Source: ‘The Story of the Presentation Sisters, Scoil Chroí Naofa and Presentation College, Athenry 1908- 2008’ . Editor and Compiler: Gerald J Ahern. Margaret Heavey, the eldest child in a family of three sisters and two brothers, was ...
  • Advent A Wake Up Call

      ADVENT-A WAKE UP CALL! By Canon Tony King (Parish Priest of Athenry 1993-2013) Source: Athenry News and Views (November/December issue 2011)   Advent is about a new beginning, a fresh start.  It is about being alert and awake to ...
  • A History of Cahertubber, Graig Abbey, Bengarra, Binn and Lisdoran.Athenry

      By Gerry Loughnane Dated: 2013 In this account I refer to the townlands of Cahertubber East, Graig Abbey, Bengarra, Binn and Lisdoran. Farming Most of the farming in the above mentioned areas was carried out on small to medium ...