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What a treat!

We were looking for a stop along the way in our trip from Galway to Dublin and Athenry Heritage... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
breawilliams3
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Winnipeg, Canada
A must visit

It was one of my children's highlight of there holiday. We loved it. The people who work there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
siobhanB714
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Cork, Ireland
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The award winning Heritage Centre is the ideal place to discover history the fun way. The centre’s ‘Medieval Experience’ provides visitors of all ages the opportunity to be part of history with its medieval costumes. Become a Knight, Lord and Lady...more
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St. Mary's | The Square, Athenry, Ireland
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+353 91 844 661
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were looking for a stop along the way in our trip from Galway to Dublin and Athenry Heritage Village had great reviews. So happy that we stopped! The grounds are serene, and the centre is full of interesting elements from medieval times! Helen greeted...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was one of my children's highlight of there holiday. We loved it. The people who work there stayed late to give us the tour. Could not have been nicer. Thank you

Thank siobhanB714
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Great way to introduce kids to a bit of history. Some dressing up, archery and a lot more. Guides are great.

Thank RosieGeorge
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We got to the heritage center mid week right before noon. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and told us a lot of town and general history. He was interesting as well as informative. The heritage center is located in an old church in the...More

Thank Judith Q
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

It’s not big but full of history and fun! At the start of the short indoor tour, anyone interested, can dress up in period clothing. The staff were very helpful in getting everyone in the perfect costume. You were not rushed and were able to...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited this morning,May 14th and had a wonderful experience. We both dressed up and our guide was knowledgeable and funny. We got to take lots of pictures. I would recommend this place for a fun hour or two

Thank Pooky28
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We stopped through Athenry while visiting Ireland. Our youngest son girlfriend lives here. The history of the place is simply amazing. The castle and church ruins were simply spectacular. If you are driving between Galway and Dublin I HIGHLY recommend you stop. We only stayed...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

L.O.V.E.D. it!!! Super friendly staff who are passionate about Athenry & it’s history as a Medieval Town. The exhibits are extremely well done—some of the figures in the museum very real-looking! If you’ve ever wanted to try on a medieval helmet or see the various...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

This place is a must if your visiting Athenry. Excellent tour guides and very informative. Great addition is actually trying on the armour. The medieval experience looks fun as they have a fantastic range of costumes. I’ll definitely be back to try the Archery.

Thank Mordenboy
Reviewed 18 January 2018

The guide was very knowledgeable and brought to life the history of this area. Small centre but packed with interesting facts and acticles.

Thank Lynn S
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maryfran1954
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Response from Alan B | Property representative |
The admission rates for the centre are, general admission €4.00. senior admission €3.50, student admission €3.50. All visitors receive a guided tour with the admission fee. The centre's "Medieval Experience" which includes... More
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