• The Town Of Kings

      by John Manning The blackbird sings in the town of Kings And I am a very young boy, Getting up in the gloom of my own bedroom In Bridge Street Athenry. On my way to school I would wait ...
  • After Easter 1916

    by John Tully St. Judes, Barrack Street, Athenry. ————————————————– The soldiers stainless sword is handed in Which flashed so brighly on that Easter morn. When like the phoenix thro’ the flame reborn A nation’s soul resurgent, lives again, ‘Twas then ...
  • Paddy Kelly – Poet

  • ‘WINGED HORSE’ MONUMENT

      SOURCE: THE ATHENRY JOURNAL, NO. 10 1998 Artist:                         Conor Fallon Date:                          1992 Medium:                      Steel Measurements:            3.95m high Location:                     Athenry, Co. Galway           CONOR FALLON, R.H.A. Born Dublin 1939 Self-taught Started painting ...
  • POEM-THE LISHEENKYLE POTHOLE

     SOURCE: ATHENRY FAS TEAMWORK SCHEME (1992) LEADER: MRS MARIE FAHY, SCHEME SPONSOR: ATHENRY PROJECT SOCIETY You may speak of your crater in Arizona so fair Or the bottomless punchbowl beside Co. Clare But both of these wonders, be they ever ...
  • SEAMUS HEANEY’S VISIT TO ATHENRY

    BY PEGGY WALSH SOURCE: ATHENRY ADC PUBLICATIONS – THE ATHENRY JOURNAL, 1992 The announcement of Seamus Heaney’s Nobel Prize for Literature opened the floodgates to wonderful memories of his visit to Athenry. He came to take part in a major ...
  • POEM-ATHENRY WATER SCHEME

      SOURCE: THE CONNACHT TRIBUNE 24TH DECEMBER 1909   On last Monday morning nearly, Messers. Nolan and O’Reilly, Had all their armed forces, To swear upon their oath O’Reillys claim was water And Dick Nolan called it slaughter While sir Acheson ...
  • POEM-A TRIBUTE TO ATHENRY

    BY J.D. COSTELLO, BELCLARE, TUAM SOURCE: THE CONNACHT TRIBUNE 1909 In a pretty spot on Galway I would always like to be Where the boys are patriotic and the colleens full of glee The hallmark of freedom is on its ...
  • YEATS, LISSADELL AND THE SLIGO LEITRIM RAILWAY

    BY DES GLYNN SOURCE: CONTACT MAGAZINE 1980 The Yeats summer school is on in Sligo and this being the season therefore of Yeats scholarship, I would like to draw the attention of the professors and pundits to the fact that ...
  • Pádraic Fallon

    by Aideen Rynne Source:  The Athenry Journal 1995 DAY OF REST On Sunday the gates Of quiet open and the slow sluices allow the tide Of things to go its different gaits; And earth shows her other side.   There ...