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The Athenry Journal is published as a service to our parish and its theme is Community” Awareness and development.

Any material published – we hope to have lots of news, views, letters, articles, poetry, song, interviews and stories – will be published subject to the law of the land and editorial judgment. The views and opinions expressed in the articles are those of the contributors and are not necessarily those of the Editorial Board.

We hope to issue the journal approximately every two three months. We invite constructive criticism and need, interested volunteers to help in all aspects of its publication.

Editorial Team: Tom Cloonan, Christy Coffey, Jim Flynn, Dermot Monaghan, Maura Molloy, Martin O’Grady, Finbarr O’Regan, Florrie O’Shea, Tommy Quinn, Peter Seery, Paul Thompson and Bob Zonenblik, who are members Parish Development Steering Committee.

Production: Martin and Rita Burke, Paul Browne, Carmel Farragher, Carmel Kearney (secretary), Hayden Moore and Stephanie O’Regan.

Distributors: Kathleen Brody, Conrad Byrnes, Helena Fahy, Donal Jennings, Getty Kilcommins, Bridgie Laffey and Rosaleen Madden.

Letters, articles etc. to co-ordinator: Finbarr O’Regan.

Deadline for Autumn edition September 30th. We apologise for not publishing all the articles received due to lack of space but they will be published in the next issue, please God. It was wonderful to get in so many articles in a short time!  We sincerely thank all who sold our first Edition, and those of you who gave us photos or went out specially to take photos for us

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Printed by City Print Prospect Hill, Galway, Telephone 09166660

List of Sponsors for the 1st edition

Sean Lawless, C & C Tractors Peadar Monaghan & Sons Ltd.,Mid-West Farmers Co-op. Coppingers, Melia Construction Ltd., The Arch Bar, Dan’s Bar, The Square Inn, Ann Zonenblick-Catering, M.J. Quinn Ltd., Kevin Burke-Arch Service Station, Dunclarin Arms Hotel, Barney Carroll-Family Butchers, Iggy’s Bar, Fahy’s Centra Supermarket, The Fields of Athenry – Gift Shop, P. Callanan- Athenry Property Sales, F.P.V. Studios, Maloneys – Pianos & Hardware, Jim & Mary Kelly, Bradys Meat Market, Paul Regan-Car Sales & Services, Somers Service Station, Morrisseys – Newsagents, Fahy Engineering, Thompsons Bar, The Hop Inn, The Shopping Basket, The King John Inn, Martin & Lilly Berne.

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Written by Finbarr O'Regan

Published here 01 Nov 2022 and originally published 1995

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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 Athenry.org Library please contact our Editor, Finbarr O’Regan at: oreganathenry@gmail.com

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