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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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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
The Lamberts of Creg Clare
This family claims descent from Josias Lambert, born 1554, father of M… by Lorna O'Regan
Lamberts of Athenry Archive | Education, History, People
Moated Site in Carnaun
No two moated sites are the same but they are generally identified as… by Frankie Wilkinson
Lamberts of Athenry Archive | Archaeology, Education, Farming, People
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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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