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Cliffs of Moher Explorer
"Departing from Merchants Road Galway at 9am daily your fully trained local driver / guide will take you on a scenic journey south along the Wild Atlantic Way through the lunar-like landscape of the Burren and on to the Cliffs of Moher. Heading towards the Cliffs of Moher you will pass through the picturesque villages of Clarenbridge Kilcolgan Ballindereen
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Cliffs of Moher Private Tour from Killarney
"The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction with a magical vista that will capture your heart and live in your memory forever. Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atla we will start the Cliffs of Mohar tour from Killarney. On route we will visit Bunratty Castle which is a must on the itinerary and is your chance to experience a window into Ireland’s history. You can explore the castle and the 19th century Bunratty Folk tapestries and works of art which capture the mood of those times.  You can explore at your own leisure and marvel at the fixtures and fittings. At night time the castle is the impressive setting for the medieval castle banquets which are held year round. During our visit to Bunratty Castle we will also visit the Folk Park. Here you will enjoy the sights sounds
From EUR440.00
 
Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey Day Trip from Galway
"Departing Merchant's Road Galway at 09:00 daily our tour travels west along the Coast of Galway Bay. We leave Galway city behind and head out through the Claddagh and Salthill areas of Galway before turning left and along the southern shore of Connemara. Our tour passes through the picturesque village Furbo Spiddal and Inverin before turning inland to cross the haunting Connemara landscape. The tour stops at the summer residence of Padraic Pearse leader of the 1916 rising. This restored cottage overlooks the breathtaking rural vistas of Rosmuc and is open to the public from April to September entry fee not included. Then we travel through the tranquil
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More Off The Beaten Path in Athenry

Don't miss looking at the train station.

Athenry train station is one of those places that looks as if it has been preserved as a 'museum' , but just has had zero investment for so long it feels that old.The wooden canopies on both sides...
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sourbugger
Nov 15, 2010

Market cross.

Look at the market cross............it's in the market square. It's unusual, because it has a depiction of the crucifixion. Apparently, it's the only one like this apart from on the Continent. Sadly,...
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leics
Feb 17, 2006

Gaelic hardball

Although this part of Ireland is littered with outdoor 'hardball' courts, i've never actually seen one in use.The game is similar to 'fives' or squast played with the hand rather than a racket.I...
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sourbugger
Nov 12, 2005

The Fields of Athenry

Written by Peter St. John in the 1980's. The Fields of Athenry were written about the struggle between Ireland and England. The lyrics go.By the lonely prison wall, I heard a young girl...
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Cruefan
Jun 03, 2005
 
 
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Athenry Castle

Built by Meiler de Bermingham at the ford on the Clareen river, from where Athenry gets its name, the castle is one of the finest examples of 13th c tower houses or keeps in the country. It took two...
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Market Cross

A short walk from the Priory is Market square where stands this unique 15th c monument, deemed a "cross" as it depicts the crucifixion scene, but looks more like a heap of rubble with the scene on...
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Dominican Priory

Founded also around the same time as the castle just acros the park, Athenry Priory is the last home to Meiler de Bermingham, the Baron of Athenry who died in battle at Cashel and his body brought...
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Our Lady's Well

The complex of holy buildings known as 'Our Lady's well' is just out of the town, about a mile away and well signposted. This place has been a site of pilgrimage for hundreds of years followinng an...
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Heritage Centre

Based right in the middle of town in an abandoned church is a museum / heritage centre looking at the history of Athenry. (there is also an entrance opposite Athenry castle) It's not spectacular but...
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North Gate

Athenry has generally regarded as one of the finest 'walled' town built in Ireland. Most of the walls and towers lay in various states of decay. The North gate however still stands proud and as you...
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"I promise not to sing"
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"Athenry"
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"Athenry, Co. Galway."
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"'The Fields of Athenry..............."
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"Ath na ri"
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