Cruinniú na Cásca in Athenry 17-4-2017


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

Balloon Shaping


Wicker Basket Weaving

Wood Carving and Sculpture

Straw Weaving

 Jewellery by Athenry Clárín Craft Jewellery

Set Dancing

Produce Fair


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

Traditional Music








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