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Athenry Castle

Athenry, Ireland
+353 91 844 797
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Grat Castle and Tour guide

We were recently in Athenry and went to the Castle. It was a very interesting visit and the tour... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
donegal52
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Killybegs, Ireland
Well Worth a Visit for an Hour or so

We visited the Athenry Castle last week. It is well worth a visit. First we viewed the video which... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
westerntravelerah
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County Galway, Ireland
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Athenry, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 8 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
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I enjoyed walking around this Norman-Irish castle as much as I enjoyed walking around the market town. It wasn't open because I was there early in the morning, but it was lovely to look at.

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I really enjoyed my visit. Yes, I am a history buff so it was a real treat for me. Even my wife (who is not a history buff) could appreciate it. It's an old castle, built during the 1200. There isn't much to it, but...More

1  Thank Dutcher c
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Never really crowded and history buffs will enjoy. The castle itself is nicely restored but is quite bare inside. If you can invest in the experience by using your imagination to fill in some gaps. Reading up on the castle's history it makes the visit...More

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