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Athenry Castle

Athenry, Ireland
+353 91 844 797
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Castle and grounds are picturesque

The castle and grounds are quite photogenic! There are great views of the town from the upper... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Matawan, New Jersey

On your visit to the historic town of Athenry, a visit would not be complete without seeing this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark F
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Athenry, Ireland
+353 91 844 797
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The castle and grounds are quite photogenic! There are great views of the town from the upper levels. There was an interesting movie about the history of the castle

Thank jjc4966
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On your visit to the historic town of Athenry, a visit would not be complete without seeing this fine example.

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating place to visit. As an archaeology student, I love visiting castles and tower houses, but what I liked most about Athenry castle was how well restored it is. It's done up just like how it would have been back in its heyday, and there...More

Thank bmelloy1
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We were recently in Athenry and went to the Castle. It was a very interesting visit and the tour guide(Sorry I didn't get her name) was execellent and you could tell she really love her job !! She explained everything about the castle.

Thank donegal52
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We visited the Athenry Castle last week. It is well worth a visit. First we viewed the video which ran for about 20 minutes and this was very informative and interesting. It provided a historical prespective on this medieval castle and went on to give...More

Thank westerntravelerah
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The castle is fascinating,, and the staff was fun and informative! It wasn't crowded, and the town is lovely.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting castle smaller than some other castles but the best guide we had in all of Ireland. Very knowledgeable and passionate about history. Also great bakery in town called the Barracks.

1  Thank sanderscandy
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Gorgeous most notable medieval walls 1250 century owed by Meiler de Bermingham who build his Castle in the Old Athenry of Galway it consists of a three story tower and parts of the walls from his ancient build is still to be seen today.... open...More

Thank Anna N
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The town of Athenry with its castle, walled town and abbey is a great spot off the main tourist trail for history lovers. Easily accessible by train from Galway, it's an interesting area to explore especially for those who don't come from countries with such...More

1  Thank 470SamH
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is a very nice restored castle. The style is typical of the kind of castles that you see in Ireland. There is a charge for entering, but it really is worth it because you can get a fairly good idea of what a castle...More

1  Thank Townhaven
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