A short history of Loughrea and Athenry Walled Towns now available Online
‘A Short History of Athenry & Loughrea Walled Towns’, a Medieval Comic Book involving 6th Class pupils from St. Brendan’s Boys N.S. Loughrea, along with our Medieval neighbours, 5th Class pupils from Lisheenkyle N.S. Athenry is now available to view online, and download for free, thanks to Alan Burgess and team at Athenry Heritage Centre.
The comic includes super detailed illustrations by Damien Goodfellow, activity pages, as well as the students artwork.
Assisted by Archaeologist Dr. Christy Cunniffe, and Graphic Designer Damien Goodfelllow, Galway County Council Heritage Officer Marie Mannion, Alan Burgess Athenry Heritage Centre, and Loughrea Medieval Festival committee member Michelle Mitchell, the students were given an insight into the people, places, and buildings of each Medieval town, and how they are connected. The resulting comic was launched during National Heritage Week, as part of Loughrea’s 1st Medieval Festival.
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This exciting project was funded by The Heritage Council, Galway County Council, and Irish Walled Towns Network, and developed by Galway County Council, Loughrea Medieval Festival Committee, Athenry Walled Town Committee, and Athenry Heritage Centre.