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Athenry Virtual Walled Towns Day 16 August 2020

Athenry Virtual Walled Towns Day 16 August 2020

Marie Mannion
Galway County Council & Athenry Arts & Heritage Centre Project

Athenry Walled Towns Day has been in existence since 2006. It is a family focused heritage and educational fun day where all sectors of the community can gain a greater awareness, appreciation and knowledge of the medieval town walls and the town of Athenry.

This year the festival is online - follow the website link below to explore the 30+ videos, activities, and podcasts celebrating this day.

The events are programmed to suit all age groups and have a strong educational and awareness building theme.

This year, due to COVID19, Athenry Walled Town Day has gone virtual and the theme of this year’s event is ‘Learning from our Heritage’.

Marie Mannion, Heritage Officer, Galway County Council, said “Athenry Virtual Walled Towns Day 2020 has been designed to be inclusive, accessible, fun and free for all to view on our websites and social media platforms.”

Alan Burgess, Manager, Athenry Arts & Heritage Centre said “The programme reflects the medieval history of Athenry and is a platform to showcase craft, food, art weaponry music, the rich heritage assets of the town”.

Intro Athenry.mp4

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