See and Do
Things to do in and arund Athenry, Co. Galway
Visit Beautiful Athenry Castle, built in 1249. The castle was restored in 2005 using the building techniques which would have been used when the castle was built.
The Athenry Heritage Centre is the ideal starting point to discover the best preserved medieval town in Ireland. Visitors both young and old can experience this history with interactive exhibits of weaponry, armor, dressing up in medieval costume and Have-A-Go Archery.
European City of Culture 2020, Galway City boasts beautiful beaches and a buzzing city centre. Its labyrinth of cobbled streets is adorned on all sides by bustling pubs and colourful shopfronts.
Galway City is famous for its love of art, music and culture which can be seen fervently in the many festivals and events which take place here annually.
While today you will find Galway pulsing with energy and youth, exploring the area’s history is well worth the effort. From Medieval Walls to Ireland’s Oldest Fishing Village (the Claddagh), Galway City has something for everyone.
With Train and Bus Routes only a few minutes walk from The Newpark Hotel, this is the perfect place to explore Galway from!
The Fields of Athenry
Dunsandle Castle and Woods
Lady Gregory Heritage Trail
Turoe Pet Farm
Walk around the 14 acre park feeding and cuddling the animals. Meet sheep, goats, rabbits, ponies, pigs, donkeys… even llamas and alpacas! If your little ones have any energy left there is a fantastic outdoor play area with swings, slides and see-saws.
Turoe Pet Farm has a lovely picnic area and coffee shop to recharge your batteries