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Athenry Heritage Centre

St. Mary's | The Square, Athenry, Ireland
+353 91 844 661
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Guided history and fun!!!!!

Step into the award winning Medieval Town of Ireland, the Centre is the OLDEST of it s Kind in... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Anna N
Galway, Ireland
Great place to spend an hour

Driving through we stopped to check this place out. We had great fun trying the archery, we had a... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
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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 of the Manor. Discover your inner Robin Hood with the centre’s Have-A-Go Archery activity and engage with history with interactive exhibits of weapons and armor from the Middle Ages. Other exhibits include the medieval dungeon, the Market Street and models of this ancient walled town. Relax in the picnic area and explore the medieval maze too. The centre is also the home of the towns original Mace & Seal, the oldest of their kind in Ireland. Guided tours are available for all visitors to the centre. Discover the best-preserved medieval town in Ireland and visit a place immortalized by the song ‘The Fields of Athenry’ as a town rich in history and culture.
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St. Mary's | The Square, Athenry, Ireland
+353 91 844 661
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Step into the award winning Medieval Town of Ireland, the Centre is the OLDEST of it s Kind in Ireland and experience the Robin Hood within you by playing Archery and a lot more fun games and be a kind and queen, Knights and serfs...More

Thank Anna N
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Driving through we stopped to check this place out. We had great fun trying the archery, we had a competition between ourselves. The lady who did the tour was very informative and helpful. Dressing up in the medieval clothes was a bit of a laugh...More

Thank chrismoira
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We would like to thank Alan and the other staff at the heritage centre with regards to the info they gave us about the RIC in Athenry in the late 1800's. We had a wonderful tour both inside and outside of the church and learnt...More

2  Thank Josiejo55555
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is a walkable town and most of the interesting sights can be seen on foot. We enjoyed the historic downtown.

1  Thank Townhaven
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

For many years my husband has loved Irish folk music and as a birthday treat I took my husband to Southern Ireland this year. I tried to book a hotel in Athenry as 'The Fields Of Athenry ' has been a favourite song of his...More

1  Thank Ruth A
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I have been on this tour a couple of times and each time you get more details about the history of both Norman Ireland and Athenry. The former church has been decked out with amazing displays of life in Norman Ireland that give the visitor...More

1  Thank Life_write
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Worth a brief visit when visiting the Castle. Housed in the old "St Mary's Church". It's adjacent to the Castle, but has a separate entrance. Not much different than most "Irish" heritage centres - but more specific to Athenry. Allow half an hour at the...More

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a great spot to spend a couple of hours, for people of any age. It's especially great for kids, as they can get up close an personal with some great medieval costumes and have a bit of fun. It is not a massive...More

1  Thank wcgibbons
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is our second or third time to this site, our first with children. The people who staff this place are a wealth of information and could not be more flexible and kind. They took our children into the closet and dressed them in period...More

Thank OriginalMojo
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Visited recently. Lots of history by Mr. Winter...very knowledgable and a great tour guide! Lots of information on the people, the times, weaponry, etc. very detailed. I learned a lot and the teens did too. They also thoroughly enjoyed the visit to thenHeritage Center. Highly...More

Thank Julie H
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What are your rates for August 3rd to August 8th
3 January 2015|
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