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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.

Medieval Map of Athenry
Council workers carrying out roadworks in Athenry, Co Galway, have mad… by Fiona Gartland
Medieval Athenry Archive | Archaeology, Education
A Ringwork Castle in Carnaun
In order to reinforce their position in parts of Ireland conquered, th… by Martin Fitzpatrick
Lamberts of Athenry Archive | Archaeology, Education
Farmer Pat Donoghue Athenry Market
In some parts of the west, they told me to by-pass Athenry on my way b… by Finbarr O'Regan
Athenry Journal Archive | Education, Farming, 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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Thank you to Finbarr and all the writers for your dedication and hard work. It is a real pleasure to read the stories from local people here in Athenry. I am learning a great deal indeed.

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