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Castle is small doesn't take long to see what's there. History is interesting. Go if you can on the first Wednesday of the month, it's free entry. Managed to park on the grass verge next to the castle.
Built by a Norman Lord in the early 13th century, the first floor is the existing original! The interior white wash is exactly how the castle would have been kept from molding when it was first built. It is just so incredible to see the...More
Yes Walk around the Castle, it was 70 Acres, you don t get to see many in this shape from 1230. I admit...it doesn't have alot inside, but their building it up as you can see. The fol lore center explains it best. Do that...More
We had a very good guide to told us the history of this very old castle which is still being worked on restoration began on this castle about three years ago. Stat owned tower House and National Monument. Situated on the east part of Athenry...More
I had to have my wife remind me of the visit as it had totally escaped my memory. This is likely due to the fact that we had recently seen other castles including some that were in much better condition. I DO recommend a visit...More
The tower house itself has been restored and one can view the basement, 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor. No original furnishings, but good descriptions. As far as a tower houses go - it is a bit short and stocky, whereas most we have seen have...More
During August 2013, a group of us went on a Music Tour of England, Scotland & Ireland.
Athenry Castle was so very interesting & my particular memory of our group standing beside the ancient walls, singing the song "The Fields of Athenry" will always stay...More
We visited the castle a few days ago. Once again, we took the tour - we really think the tours are worth far more than the price of admission. Aidan gave us our tour, and though it was just the two of us, he didn't...More