• The Abbey of Athenry

      Source: The kind permission of  The Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society 
  • ATHENRY CASTLE

    by Etienne Rynne For about five centuries Athenry Castle has been abandoned, roofless and fallen into a ruinous state. Last year, 1990, however, the National Monuments Branch of the Office of Public Works started work on its restoration, following on ...
  • Athenry Walled Town

    Article Source: ‘Walled Towns of Ireland’. Photos by Gerry Ahern and Donal Taheny were added to the article   Map:     Situation Inland W, riverine; at ford, as name implies, near ancient esker route ways of E Connacht lowlands; ...
  • The Dominicans in Athenry, Bresk and Esker

    Source Notes and Photos by Donal Taheny ATHENRY 1241-1698 The Dominican Order was founded by St. Dominic. The first Irish foundations were made in Dublin and Drogheda 1224. The first foundation in Connacht was in Athenry in 1241 by the ...
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  • Historic Sites of Interest in Athenry Parish

    Source: Athenry Historical Society Date: ?  Athenry Town Castle: Mainly 13th century. Town Walls with WallTowers and Gateway: early 14th century. Dominican Priory: founded 1241 – with noteworthy medieval grave slab. St Mary’s Collegiate Parish Church: founded c.1235 – 40. Market ...