Welcome to Athenry

Athenry takes its name from a nearby ford (áth in Irish) that crosses the River Clare east of the settlement and which was the meeting point for three kingdoms, hence its Irish name, which translates as Ford of the Kings.

The town's name is synonymous with the stirring song 'The Fields of Athenry', composed by Pete St John in the 1970s, which recounts incarceration resulting from the Famine.

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