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Welcome to O’Regan’s Athenry:
A collection of historical accounts, news, folklore, books and stories about a little medieval walled town nestled in beautiful County Galway, Ireland.

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Featured articles

Recent Athenry news articles, historical accounts and stories, book extracts and more from the Athenry Archives.

Antoine O'Raiftearai
Anthony Raftery,1779 – 1835, the poet, was, we were told, born in Cill… by Finbarr O'Regan
Lamberts of Athenry Archive | Famine, Folklore, People, Poetry, Religion
Christopher P. Barrett
Christopher P. Barrett, known to one and all as Christy, was born in F… by Christy Barrett
Athenry Journal Archive | Community, Education, Entertainment, History, Poetry
Canton Hall August 1995
The Canon Canton Memorial Hall was built in 1932 by the young men of t… by Sean Dempsey
Athenry Journal Archive | Education, Entertainment, History, People
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Many thanks to all our writers, researchers and contributors who have made this collation of writing a meaningful historical record. If you would like to add an article, news, thoughts, opinions, photos or anything else to the Library please contact our Editor, Finbarr O’Regan at:

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Hi Finbar Delighted to receive your Email this morning on your Web site on Athenry and surroundings. It is a credit to you for having the foresight to record the history of your town for the current a…

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