• Newcastle Townlands

      Newcastle Townlands Currantarmuid, Graigeabbey. Knockbrack and Shudane By Judy Feeney (2012) Map Source: Google Earth Currantarmuid Closha malone on a fork on the road going into townland. Right turn after Jimmy Flaherty’s house called the Sumora. Then a lane ...
  • The Wild Beauty of Bogs – Exhibition Guide Book (1990)

  • Excavations at Athenry Castle – Plant Remains by Brenda Collins

      Source: The kind permission of  The Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society   
  • Forestry in Athenry Parish

    by Sean McGovern  Where is the oldest forest in the Parish? The oldest Forest in the parish is Tobberoe – Palmerstown (Derrydonnell) 206 hectares. This was originally planted in 1936 but about 90% of it has been replanted from 1959 ...
  • Castle Ellen Wood

      Local Photographer, Brendan Reaney, visited this deciduous wood in late October 2016. The wood could be called a ‘strip’ wood in that the road from Athenry to Tuam divides it symmetrically and thereby creates an attractive canopy of foliage ...
  • Derrydonnell Forest, Athenry (August 2016)

    Derrydonnell Forest was first planted in 1936 and replanted in 1959. It is situated 4 miles west of Athenry, County Galway, and will become the site for Apple’s Cloud Computer Centre in the very near future, now that the computer ...
  • The Big Freeze 2010

      Joe Keating’s Photos of ‘The Big Freeze’ taken on Christmas Morning 2010 ___________________________________________________________ Athenry Castle ______________________________________________________ Dominican Priory of Saints Peter and Paul _____________________________________________ Our Lady’s Well _______________________________________________ Medieval Walls and Towers _____________________________________________ New Cemetery St. Mary’s Cemetery ___________________________________________ ...
  • The Barn Owl

    WILDLIFE IN ATHENRY by Tony Kilcommons Barn owls are probably responsible for more ghost stories than Bram Stoker. A strange white form flitting over the old graveyard, the bone chilling scream from the old castle ruin which shatters the silence ...
  • A Good Afternoon’s Work

    By Ian Brophy It’s about two years ago now. Actually it was 25th of June in  2001, but I can recall it as if it happened only yesterday. Monday  mornings were never the best of mornings; they signalled the start ...
  • Excursion to Athenry Forest 1958

    Source: Irish Forestry – Journal of Irish Foresters 1958 On August 24th, 1958 the Society of Irish Foresters visited the Derrydonnell property of the Department of Lands forest at Athenry. Despite the bad weather the members, including some from Northern ...