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Athenry Castle

  • Athenry
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Castles and Palaces

Attraction Information

Athenry Castle
Athenry is one of the most notable medieval walled towns still surviving in Ireland, rather pleasing for family exploration while dreaming of knights and princesses! Why not bring a cape and foam sword along for pictures of the smalls?

The battlements are fascinating 13th century work with tall arrow slits in the merlons for defence and the oldest part of the castle is the hall-keep from 1250. There are fine carvings and structural additions to be spotted, overall giving an atmosphere worthy of the smalls' imaginations, though perhaps not for a full afternoon. Great for a couple of hours though!

There's also a 20 minute audio visual presentation which you can get in on to derive the most from your visit. There are also 45 minute long guided tours available on request, for even greater detail! These are ideal for those visiting for study reasons.

It's worth noting there are loos provided but no refreshment options. There's a garderobe too but that's not for you!

Opening hours

24th March to 1st October 2016: Daily 9.30am to 6pm 2nd October to 26th October: Monday to Thursday Only 9.30am to 5pm Last admission 45 mins. before closing. Average Length of Visit: 1 Hour


Adult: €4 Senior €3 Child or Student: €3 Family: €10

Travel & Contact Information


, Athenry, County Galway, IE, null

Phone number

0 91 845796



Click here to visit Athenry Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

Yes, Athenry Castle is wheelchair friendly.

No, Athenry Castle have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Athenry Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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