The award winning Athenry Heritage Centre is the ideal place to discover the rich history of this medieval town. Learn how the Anglo-Normans made Athenry the town it is today and experience this history with interactive exhibits of weaponry, armour, the dungeon and the market square. The centre is also the home of the town’s original 15th century Mace & Seal, the oldest of their kind in Ireland. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the range of activities which also includes dressing up in medieval costume and testing your skills with Have A Go archery.
The centre is one of many attractions in Athenry which also includes the restored Anglo-Norman castle, the 13th century Dominican Priory, the imposing North Gate, the unique 14th century Market Cross and the town’s defensive town walls. Visitors will commence their medieval journey as they enter through the gates of St. Mary’s Church as within 500m of the church there is 800 years of history.
Athenry Heritage Centre.
St. Mary's,The Square,
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