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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.

About The Project

Featured articles

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

Inspired Match
The following article is an extract from a book entitled “Steeple Jack… by Paul Browne
Athenry Journal Archive | Education, Folklore, History, People
First Pupils
Feature photo: Of the first 5 boys on the Carnaun School Register Book… by Finbarr O'Regan
Carnaun Centenary Archive | Education, History, People, Religion, Townlands
Carnaun Sport 1991
Another great year for sport in Carnaun. As this book goes to print ou… by Ann Treacy
Carnaun Centenary Archive | Education, People, Sport
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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 Finbarr, Thanks for including me on your distribution list! I am looking forward to perusing the website with the children. So far I have read Michael’s very fitting introduction to the editor, it…

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About the project

Find out how it all began and meet the editor.


Community links

Links to our pick of local community places.


Other publications

Recommended good reads by other local writers.


Letters to the editor

Comments, reviews and letters from readers.

Carnaun School Athenry

Carnaun school

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