was built by
Meiler de Bermingham in about 1238, the de Berminghans were Anglo
Norman invaders they played a prominent role in Irish history, Piers
or Peter de Bermingham of County Offaly is remembered for treacherously
slaying thirty guests at a dinner
party. Another de Berminghan John defeated Edward
Bruce at the battle of Faughart in County Louth.
Athenry Castle was built originally
with two storey's the third was added some time later, the one remaining
corner tower is probably original.The river Clareen on the East
side of the castle was used to fed a moat which once encircling
Athenry Castle has recently
been re-roofed, the interior contains an audio visual room and exhibition.
Access to ground floor of Castle for people with disabilities.