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"The Castle consists of a towering Keep surrounded by a curtain wall with three towers, one rectangular and two round.
The Keep was basically a castle within a castle where the lord and his family and loya retainers lived. The river Clareen on the East side of the castle fed a wet ditch or moat encircling it."
The keep could be seen from our house and it costs 2.50 Euro to explore inside. It's the reason Athenry was settled and is a very important landmark in town. If you have kids in tow there is a small park on the grounds and the Dominican Priory is across the road.
Address: Athenry Co. Galway
Directions: From City Center go past the Mace store and follow the road until you see the castle.
Phone: +353 (0)91 844797
This ruined priory is right across from Athenry castle. It was built in 1241and is a great example of a Medieval Monastary.
I expolored the grounds during the day and at night after a night at the Castlegate Hotel. I prefered during the day because the locals say it's haunted.
Address: Athenry CO. Galway
Directions: Right Across from Athenry Castle
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