‘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. 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 Burges Athenry Heritage Centre, 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 book, and storyboards will be on display at Loughrea Library from 10am on Saturday morning 30th August.
This exciting project was funded by The Heritage Council, and Galway County Council, and developed by Galway County Council, Loughrea Medieval Festival Committee, Athenry Walled Town Committee, and Athenry Heritage Centre.