Photos: Brendan Reaney Brendan captured so well the excitement, skill and atmosphere of the tense and realistic combat exhibited by the ‘warrior’ soldiers inside and outside the walls of Athenry Castle.
Source: The kind permission of The Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society (1964-1965)
Source: The kind permission of The Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society (1987-1988)
Heritage Day was celebrated in Athenry Castle, Athenry Town Park and Athenry Heritage Centre on the 22nd of August 2010.
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 ...
BY PROFESSOR ETIENNE RYNNE SOURCE: THE ATHENRY JOURNAL, VOL. 2, NO. 2, 1996 “Lisnareena”, Athenry, Co. Galway, Ireland. 2nd September, 1993 To: H.C.A. Blishen, Esq., M.B.E., “Athenry”, Arreton, Isle of Wight, England. Dear Mr Blishen, I am writing to you not ...
by Professor Etienne Rynne In Athenry’s Market Square is an unusual monument consisting of a steeply stepped pyramidal base on which is set a carved socket-stone with an upright, rectangular sectioned sculpted stone on its top. Known as the Market ...
By Fiona Gartland Source: The Irish Times, 25th August 2007 Council workers carrying out road works in Athenry, Co. Galway have made an important medieval discovery. The workers, who were preparing the ground for a new roundabout on the main ...
by Professor 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 ...
by Professor Etienne Rynne Source: Connacht Tribune, 12th February 1971 Last week Mr. Etienne Rynne (left), M.A., M.R.I.A., Lecturer in Celtic Archaeology, U.C.G., read a paper entitled “Athenry – a Medieval Town” to the old Galway Society. The name of ...
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