A day long Cruinniú na Cásca 2017 was celebrated in Athenry on Monday, the 17th of April.
Activities took place in the Garden of Remembrance, the Town Park, Community Hall, Athenry Heritage Centre and Athenry Castle.
Below are photographs of the activities in the first three venues.
The Garden of Remembrance at Swan Gate
Photos by Brendan Reaney
The Town Park – Official Opening of the Festivities
Photos by Gerry Ahern
Athenry Town Park early on the morning of Cruinniú na Cásca
Donnacha Cahill, Athenry’s renowned Metal Craftsman, with his gigantic copper record player
County Mayor, Cllr. Michael Connolly opened the festivities
County Mayor, Cllr. Michael Connolly getting a helping hand from on high
Galway County Council Officials
Mary Doherty, Noel Doherty, Gerry Melia.
Veronica Guerin and Delores Coffey
Michael and Mary Melia
Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy and daughter.
The Town Park Activities
Animal Magic Birds
The Town Park – Children’s Entertainment
Free Art Classes
Galway Community Circus
Wicker Basket Weaving
Wood Carving and Sculpture
Jewellery by Athenry Clárín Craft Jewellery
Athenry Tidy Town Members (ATT)
L-R: Cllr. Mogey Maher, Des Glynn (ATT), Cllr. Michael Connolly (County Mayor), Ronan Killeen (ATT), Stephanie O’Regan (ATT)
Frank Flannery and Grandchildren
Eamon Gilligan, Cllr, Michael Connolly, Cllr. Peter Feeney.
Kathleen Quinn and Teresa Dempsey
Cllr. Peter Feeney and Members of the Civil Defence
Del Pinto (left) and Friend
In The Community Hall