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

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Athenry Accommodation Listings

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Carlton Hotel Ballinasloe, Ballinasloe

The Carlton Shearwater, one of the newest Galway Hotels, is an exquisite 4 star hotel and spa resort with easy access to Galway and Athlone. Ideally situated at Marina Point on the majestic River Suck, one of the most beautiful rivers in the country, this

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Garveys Farmhouse B&B, Dingle

Garvey's Farmhouse is located on the Slea Head route at the foot of Mount Eagle and overlooking Ventry Bay.It is an ideal base for touring the Dingle Peninsula and all it has to offer the visitor.

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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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