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Lovely 13th Century Tower House

The tower house itself has been restored and one can view the basement, 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
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Henderson, Nevada
Great Norman castle

This castle was a great surprise find! See the movie then explore. Don’t forget to see the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
VivienneR811
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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle was a great surprise find! See the movie then explore. Don’t forget to see the grounds and walls too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank VivienneR811
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Castle is small doesn't take long to see what's there. History is interesting. Go if you can on the first Wednesday of the month, it's free entry. Managed to park on the grass verge next to the castle.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paulgerrymarsden
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Built by a Norman Lord in the early 13th century, the first floor is the existing original! The interior white wash is exactly how the castle would have been kept from molding when it was first built. It is just so incredible to see the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Steveage
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Yes Walk around the Castle, it was 70 Acres, you don t get to see many in this shape from 1230. I admit...it doesn't have alot inside, but their building it up as you can see. The fol lore center explains it best. Do that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tenthousandshort
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Visited this castle whilst holidaying in Ireland. The castle is well kept, though once in the castle - there's not too much to see and do.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TD290765
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Did the self guided tour , well organised with plenty of information well presented. Learned a lot about the importance of Athenry historically.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MLixnaw
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We had a very good guide to told us the history of this very old castle which is still being worked on restoration began on this castle about three years ago. Stat owned tower House and National Monument. Situated on the east part of Athenry...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

I had to have my wife remind me of the visit as it had totally escaped my memory. This is likely due to the fact that we had recently seen other castles including some that were in much better condition. I DO recommend a visit...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank AbleDanger
Reviewed 19 July 2018

The tower house itself has been restored and one can view the basement, 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor. No original furnishings, but good descriptions. As far as a tower houses go - it is a bit short and stocky, whereas most we have seen have...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank sharrongeg
Reviewed 16 July 2018

During August 2013, a group of us went on a Music Tour of England, Scotland & Ireland. Athenry Castle was so very interesting & my particular memory of our group standing beside the ancient walls, singing the song "The Fields of Athenry" will always stay...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Barb W
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