Athenry is one of the most notable medieval walled towns surviving in Ireland, owing its foundation to Meiler de Bermingham who built his Castle there c.1250. The great three-storey tower, surrounded by defensive walls, is entered at first-floor level through an unusual decorated doorway. Recently re-roofed, the interior contains an audio visual room and exhibition. Access to ground floor of Castle for people with disabilities.
Pictures and text courtesy of HeritageIreland.ie.
Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact Athenry Castle for directions and precise location prior to your visit.