• WILLIAM “BILL” O’TOOLE

    Musician from Coldwood By Gerry and Mary Mulvihill Source: ADC Publication – The Athenry Journal, Vol. 1, 1995. “Music, oh how faint. how weak, Language fades before thy spell, Why should feeling ever speak, When thou canst breathe her soul ...
  • Kevin Rohan – Musician/Singer

    By Gerry Mulvihill Source: ADC Publication – The Athenry Journal Vol. 2, No. 2, 1996. The small townland of Taiquin or Tigh Da Conna, set about six miles from the historic town of Athenry in County Galway, was once a ...
  • Funeral of Larry Lardner on 21st of April 1936

  • Dr. Henry John Wellington Leonard (1829-1893)

    Source: The Leonards of Queensfort by Catherine Corless The townland of Queensfort lies about half way between Tuam and Dunmore, on the N83, and comprises of about 270 acres. The 17th Century Book of Survey and Distribution lists it as ...
  • Michael Mulkerrins’ Bravery Award (1926)

    Fitting Tribute to Athenry Citizen Source: Connacht Tribune, 25.09.1926, page 17   In a changing world, Bravery, unlike most other things, never goes out of fashion. In the absence of Canon Farragher, P.P., the citizens of Athenry decided at a ...
  • SEAMUS CULLINANE TRIBUTES

    By Fr. John D. Flannery and Peter Feeney SOURCE: ATHENRY ADC’S PUBLICATION-THE ATHENRY JOURNAL, NO. 16, 2002 Making the World a Better Place – Seamus Cullinane 1933 – 2002 Fr. John D. Flannery and Peter Feeney reflect on the enormous ...
  • Professor Margaret Heavey

      (An t-Ollamh Mairéad Ni Éimhigh) by Professor Etienne Rynne   Athenry Contact Magazine 1980   With Professor Margaret Heavey’s sudden and unexpected death last February, Athenry lost one of its more extraordinary residents.  Born in the pre-Great War period, she ...
  • Willie Morris-Legendary Star Athlete by Jimmy Kennedy

    By Jimmy Kennedy   All Ireland Champion over Nine Miles A native of Newcastle, Athenry, Willie Morris came late to the sport of running and cross country and competed in his first athletics event in 1949 at the age of ...