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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.

Seamus Heaney's Visit to Athenry
The announcement of Seamus Heaney’s Nobel Prize for Literature opened… by Peggy Walsh
Athenry Journal Archive | Education
The Castle Lambert Tapes: Tape 1 Aughrim Park
This is tape 1 of 10 Lambert tapes recorded at Pat Kelly’s house, Cast… by Anonymous
The Castle Lambert Tapes | Education, Farming, People, Politics, Religion, Townlands
Swangate is a special area of Athenry.  It’s like living in the countr… by Stephanie O'Regan
Athenry Journal Archive | Education, People, Townlands
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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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Finbarr, a chara. Congratulations on your newly titled and revamped website, which I’ve just come across via the ‘Athenry that was’ Facebook page. It looks fabulous and I’m delighted to know you are k…

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About the project

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Community links

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Other publications

Recommended good reads by other local writers.


Letters to the editor

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Carnaun School Athenry

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The legacy website created by Finbarr’s students.

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