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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.

A View  of Athenry from the Outside - Christmas 2001
Foreword In 1997 my wife and I decided to take up the challenge of mov… by Michael Nightingale
Athenry Journal Archive | Community, Education, People, Religion
Athenry Pastoral Council - Christmas 2001
The church is struggling to keep connected to people today. This is pr… by To be confirmed!
Athenry Journal Archive | Community, Education, Religion
Not the Trans-Siberian – Christmas 2001
Nearly a quarter century ago, in another publication, I wrote about a… by Paul Holland
Athenry Journal Archive | Education, Holidays, People, Travel
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Good News! Thank you very much Finbarr! Great to read a fact-based online historical database that is meticulously and professionally researched, always informative. Dominic.

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