Did you know there could be archaelogical field monuments in your townland aera of the Athenry Parish. The following is a list of things that is in the Athenry Parish aera. Athenry town itself will be excluded from the following list. I am focasing on the surrounding aeras in this article. The list is from a book called Recorded Protected Structures of Ireland which was compiled by the local Galway County Council. You can read in the Athenry library lobby.
Tower House, Castle Possible (but according to Ann Healy's book A Brief History of Athenry it is believed to be an Anglo-Norman Defence tower).
Church, Children's Burial Ground, Mound Unclassified.
Three Hill- Top Enclosures, Souterrain, Two Rectangular Enclosure, Enclosure, Earthwork
No record of any structure.
Well - Secular, Church, Holy Well, Cross, Fulacht Fiadh, Bridge.
Children's Burial Ground
Earthwork Unclassified, Graveyard, Three Ringforts, Two Enclosures.
Three Ringfort (Rath/Cashel), Moated Site, Castle, Field System, Children's Burial Ground, Building.
Carrowntober West (Cahertubber West?):
Tower House, Rectangular Enclosure, Four Earthwork Unclassified, Three Enclosures, Mansion, and one Hill-Top Enclousure.
Ringfort (Rath/Cashel), Castle, Earthwork, Two Standing Stones.
Cloonbrusk (Kilconnell by):
Ringfort (Rath/Cashel), Souterrain.
Three Ringforts, One Souterrain.
Ringfort (Rath/Cashel), Children's Burial Ground, Short Cist, Enclosure, Earthwork.
Kilcornan (Kilconnell By)
Ecclesiastical Remains, Earthwork Unclassified, Settlement Cluster (Clachan).
Well, Holy Well and Fulacht Fiadh.
Park (Athenry By):
Enclosure, Ringfort (Rath/Cashel).
Raheen (Athenry By):
Road, Garden Feature, Hilltop Enclosure, Two Earthwork Unclassified.
Three Ringfort (Rath/Cashel) Bi-Vallate, Two Fulacht Fiadh's.
Templemoyle (Ed Graigabbey):
Toberroe (Athenry By):
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