Council News September 2017

Council News September 2017

Athenry Sewage Scheme County Galway based con tractor Ward & Burke has been appointed to carry out the major upgrade of the Athenry Sewage  Plant located at the rear of the Mart, off the motorway slip road. Over €2m will be spent on the works which will modernise...

Community Employment Athenry

Athenry Community Council would like to acknowledge and extend sincere gratitude to the Athenry and Newcastle District Community Employment Project’s staff for their ongoing support and contribution to the town of Athenry and the village of Newcastle. The Community...

The Athenry Pedal Parade 2017

Despite wind and rain doing their best to scupper it, the inaugural Athenry Pedal Parade went ahead full steam on Sunday 11th June for Bikeweek.ie 2017. For the day that was in it there were 15 participants, 10 stewards, the Emergency Services and approximately 20...

Agricultural Show Launch 2017

  Wednesday 19th April saw the launch of this years Agricultural Show Programme of Events and a lovely balmy evening it was too. It has been a very successful year so far for the Ag Show (as it is fondly known), as they also won a prize for their entry in the St....

Easter Monday 17th April 2017 Athenry

Galway County Council – Cruinniú na Cásca – Easter Monday 17th April 2017 – Athenry Cruinniú na Cásca is a day-long national celebration of culture and creativity which will take place around the country on Easter Monday. Galway County Council’s Cruinnú na...

Bia Lover 2017 Festival of Food

Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017 Now in its 4th year, Athenry is host to the Bia Lover Summer Festival of Food.  Bia Lover is one of the county’s biggest regional food events and attracts thousands of food lovers to Athenry. This free family friendly...

Galway Wins Capital of Culture for 2020

On 15th July 2016 all the hard work and effort paid off for Galway City & County as it was announced that we had won the title. Athenry town was a key element in attaining the designation as a participant in the pilot project ‘Small Towns, Big Ideas’....

Galway 2020 deadline edging closer

Taken from article in the Galway Independent: In just over two weeks, Galway 2020 will submit its second bid book in its quest to become the European Capital of Culture. The deadline for the second bid book is Friday 17 June. As the campaign enters its closing stages...

A Sculpture for Athenry

A Sculpture for Athenry  Commission €2000 Athenry Community Council invite proposals for the following: Design an empty picture frame 1.5m wide and 1m high which contains the words “The Fields of Athenry” clearly in the design in script size visible on a normal sized...

American Vintage Rally Visits Athenry

Some co-incidental visitors to town caused a stir in Northgate Street, Athenry.  A small group of American and English visitors called to Athenry in their vintage cars as part of a rally of Ireland. There was 3 Model T Ford cars and one Petersen car.
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