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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.

Sergeant Tony Kilcommons
An Appreciation Sergeant Tony Kilcommons retired from the force on the… by Christy Coffey
Athenry Journal Archive | Education, People, Sport
Wildlife in Athenry - The Pine Martin
The Pine Martin, a shy nocturnal animal, is rarely seen in its natural… by Tony Kilcommons
Athenry Journal Archive | Education, Environment
Wildlife in Athenry the Barn Owl
Barn owls are probably responsible for more ghost stories than Bram St… by Tony Kilcommons
Athenry Journal Archive | Education, Environment
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Finbarr Belated congratulations to you for the really informative, interesting, and educationally enriching website on Athenry and its surrounds Your students were fortunate to have had such a stimula…

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