Athenry, County Galway

Athenry - Baile Átha an Rí - Town of the King's Ford

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Location of Athenry

Athenry Town is located in the West of Ireland in County Galway. Situated halfway between Galway City and Ballinsloe.


History of Athenry

Athenry is known world wide mainly due to the song associated with it, The Fields of Athenry. In the town is the magnificent castle built by de Bermingham between 1235 and 1250. It is a typical Anglo-Norman stronghold comprising of a keep and a walled court or bawn. Located in the town's market place is a ruined cross with a representation of the Crucifixion on one side and the Virgin and Child on the other.

Athenry Visitor Attractions

Athenry Castle - Athenry

Athenry Festivals

Transport

Athenry Accommodation Listings

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Atlantic Waves, Castlegregory

Atlantic Waves is a luxurious, spacious, 4 Star holiday home on sea-front, approved by the Irish Tourist Board. All rooms are tastefully decorated to a very high standard. There are outstanding sea views overlooking Brandon Bay

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Garveys Holiday Cottage, Dingle

The holiday cottage is a four star Bord Failte Approved Accommodation. It is a restored farmhouse cottage set on a private site with a beautiful view of Ventry Harbour. The house consists of three double bedrooms with the master bedroom en suite

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Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry

A stunning Palladian estate tucked away in the woodlands of County Wicklow, on Ireland's east coast, only 25 minutes from Dublin City centre. Powerscourt Hotel is the perfect location for business or pleasure.


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