Athenry is one of the most notable medieval walled towns
surviving in Ireland, owing its foundation to Meiler de
Bermingham who built his Castle there c.1250. The great
three-storey tower, surrounded by defensive walls, is entered at
first-floor level through an unusual decorated doorway. Recently
re-roofed, the interior contains an audio visual room and exhibition.
Access to ground floor of Castle for people with disabilities.
Athenry Heritage Centre
Athenry retains many of its medieval buildings and features
and the award-winning Athenry Heritage Centre brings this
Medieval Town to life using models, storyboards and audio-visual touch
screen to celebrate and interpret the town's medieval past. The Heritage
Centre, situated in the ruins of the Medieval St. Mary's Parish Church, in
the centre of town, is the ideal starting point for anyone visiting
Moyode Castle was another tall Tower House of the Burkes, which went to
the Persse family. Now restored and inhabited. Moyode Castle, a stunning
example of a sixteenth-century fortified tower house located 3.5 miles
from the Galway market town of Athenry.
Stations of the Cross set of painting which are located in Kiltullagh
Church. This collection was painted by the the world famous artist Eva Hoan.