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Brilliant experience at Santa's Grotto

We went to visit Santa here for the 1st time and we were not disappointed. From the moment we... read more

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MullMull222
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Hidden Gem!

Was driving through Ireland and stumbled on Athenry, we were very happy when we ran into this... read more

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The award winning Heritage Centre is the ideal place to discover history the fun way. The centre’s ‘Medieval Experience’ provides visitors of all ages the opportunity to be part of history with its medieval costumes. Become a Knight, Lord and Lady...more
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St. Mary's | The Square, Athenry, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to visit Santa here for the 1st time and we were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived the staff were friendly and helpful. We brought our almost 2 year old and she was fascinated with all the beautiful displays and toys there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was driving through Ireland and stumbled on Athenry, we were very happy when we ran into this fantastic centre. Being halfway across the world and looking for history? This is the place to go. Very informative and really well visually represented. Helen and Jeff will...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

I will break this down, its 5 different stages of life in Athenry, Before the invasion, and then the next 400 years. Our Guide -Stage 1..the 70 acres of Wall. Stage 2 .The Torture Chambre on Main Street. Amazing -he described everyone and why they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Athenry H, Manager at Athenry Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thanks for your review of the Athenry Heritage Centre. Its always a pleasure to read about our visitors enjoying a tour of the centre and that you found it fun, informative and value for money.

Reviewed July 18, 2018

We were looking for a stop along the way in our trip from Galway to Dublin and Athenry Heritage Village had great reviews. So happy that we stopped! The grounds are serene, and the centre is full of interesting elements from medieval times! Helen greeted...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Athenry H, Manager at Athenry Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thanks for your review of the Athenry Heritage Centre. I will pass on your compliments to Helen as she is one four tour guides who present history in a fun and engaging way. We hope your photos of your visit will help remember the good...More

Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

It was one of my children's highlight of there holiday. We loved it. The people who work there stayed late to give us the tour. Could not have been nicer. Thank you

Date of experience: July 2018
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Athenry H, Manager at Athenry Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thanks for your review of the centre and that your children enjoyed their visit too. Our staff are a dedicated team which is reflected in their commitment to all our visitors.

Reviewed June 16, 2018

Great way to introduce kids to a bit of history. Some dressing up, archery and a lot more. Guides are great.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank RosieGeorge
Athenry H, Manager at Athenry Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Thanks for your review of the Athenry Heritage Centre and that you and the family enjoyed your visit. Our tour guides are here to make history accessible and fun.

Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

We got to the heritage center mid week right before noon. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and told us a lot of town and general history. He was interesting as well as informative. The heritage center is located in an old church in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Judith Q
Athenry H, Manager at Athenry Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Thanks for your review. We appreciate any feedback from our visitors to the heritage centre and especially the tour by our knowledgeable tour guide.

Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

It’s not big but full of history and fun! At the start of the short indoor tour, anyone interested, can dress up in period clothing. The staff were very helpful in getting everyone in the perfect costume. You were not rushed and were able to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Athenry H, Manager at Athenry Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Thanks for your lovely review. We appreciate your kind words and that you and your family enjoyed a tour of the centre. Hopefully you will visit again?

Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited this morning,May 14th and had a wonderful experience. We both dressed up and our guide was knowledgeable and funny. We got to take lots of pictures. I would recommend this place for a fun hour or two

Date of experience: May 2018
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Athenry H, Manager at Athenry Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Thanks for your review of the centre and that you would recommend us to other visitors. Hopefully you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed March 13, 2018

We stopped through Athenry while visiting Ireland. Our youngest son girlfriend lives here. The history of the place is simply amazing. The castle and church ruins were simply spectacular. If you are driving between Galway and Dublin I HIGHLY recommend you stop. We only stayed...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Athenry H, Manager at Athenry Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Thanks for your review of the centre and the medieval town of Athenr. we are happy that both exceeded your expectations.Hopefully you can stay longer next time.

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maryfran1954
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Response from Alan B | Property representative |
The admission rates for the centre are, general admission €4.00. senior admission €3.50, student admission €3.50. All visitors receive a guided tour with the admission fee. The centre's "Medieval Experience" which includes... More
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