Athenry derives from the ford (‘Áth’) crossing the river Clarin just east of the settlement. Due to the fact that the three kingdoms met at that point, it was called ‘Áth na Ríogh’, or ‘the Ford of the Kings’. The earliest remaining building in the town is Athenry Castle which was built sometime before 1240 by Meyler de Bermingham. The Medieval walls around Athenry are among the most complete and best preserved in Ireland and still retain a number of the original towers as well as the original North gate. The Heritage centre immediately North of the Square brings this Medieval Town to life using models, storyboards and audio-visual touch screen in order to celebrate and interpret the town’s medieval past.
Crumlin Park : Athenry/Crumlin : Prices €470 – 350
Crumlin Park House is set in the peace and tranquility of unspoiled rural surroundings and only 24km east of the thriving Galway City. Facilities at Crumlin Park include a hard surface tennis court, sauna, games and exercise room, laundry room and an outdoor barbeque. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: + 353 (0)93 43 520