A Weekend in Athenry: Where to Play, Stay & Eat

Ireland’s best-preserved Medieval Town, Athenry, is just 20 minutes drive from Galway City and a 10 minute train journey.

Play - things to do in Athenry with the kids

Athenry Playground

Siituated with a great view of Athenry's Medieval Castle, the playground has separate climbing frames and swings for toddlers and older children, a roundabout, musical instruments, and a long cable runway.

Location: Bridge Street, Athenry

Athenry Playground
Kardio kids Raheen Woods Hotel Athenry

Kardio Kids Activity Zone, Raheen Woods Hotel

Located at Raheen Woods Hotel, Kardio Kids has seperate age appropriate climbing frames, a ball area and the ball pit that we so wish we could dive into ourselves.

Suitable for kids of all ages. Opening hours 3pm-7pm Wednesday, 10am-7pm Thursday to Sunday.

Athenry Sli na Slainte Walking Route

Slí na Sláinte meaning "path to health" was developed by the Irish Heart Foundation, the National Heart and Stroke Charity to encourage people of all ages to walk more frequently and to enjoy the benefits of a healthier lifestyle.

The 2.7km established walking route around Athenry starts at the Athenry Train Station and is marked with attractive signage at Kilometre intervals and suitable for all levels of walkers.

View map and more information: Athenry Slí na Sláinte

Sli na Slainte Walking Guide Athenry

Athenry Heritage Centre

Weapons, Armour, Archery and Dress up in medieval costume at Athenry Heritage Centre. Visit the medieval dungeon, view inter-active exhibits and tours.

Family Medieval Experience €26-2 Adults x 3 Children
(other rates available)
Location: St. Marys, The Square, Athenry, Co. Galway
T:(091) 844661

Architectural Walking Tour of Athenry

Take a self-guided walking tour of Athenry, Ireland’s best-preserved Medieval Town. The route guides you past Athenry's greats such as the Market Square, the Norman Castle, Athenry Train Station and the North Gate, or ‘the Arch’. Print off the brochure and get the kids involved by allowing them navigate around the town.


Raheen Woods Hotel

Enjoy accommodation in a bright and spacious family room with free onsite parking. Complimentary use of the facilites of the leisure centre including 20m indoor pool and the fully equipped gym. Reduced rates for Kardio Kids the indoor play den with slides, ball ponds & lots more, has a coffee/relaxing area for the Mums and Dads to chill in while the children play.

Standard family room consists of a double bed, single bed & a roll away bed.

Address: Raheen, Athenry, County Galway
Phone:(091) 875888
Website: http://www.raheenwoodshotel.ie


  • The Old Barracks Restaurant, Cross Street, Athenry W: http://www.oldbarracks.ie/ P: 091 877406
  • The Nook Creperie, Church Street, Athenry W: http://www.thenookathenry.ie/
  • The Town Cafe, Cross Street, Athenry W: http://www.facebook.com/towncafeathenry
  • The Olive Cafe, Church Street, Athenry


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