Athy and the Anglo Normans - Walled Town

Clem Roche

Shackleton MuseumAthy

Event Details

  • Tue 31 Jan  2023
  • 8.00pm

  • Cost: Free

  • Venue Details
    Shackleton Museum

    Town Hall
    Emily Square

The town of Athy was part of the initial settlement of Anglo-Normans in Ireland

Its location on the boundary of native Irish and Anglo-Norman territories meant it suffered greatly from Irish attack. During the 1300s the town was burned down four times by the O'Moores of Laois.

Due to this devastation money was quickly granted for the construction of protective walls and repair of the town defences in the 1400s. These defences were improved upon during the 1500s.

Join Clem Roche for a history lecture on Athy and the Anglo Normans in the town.

Clem is a local historian and director of the Athy Museum.

Free admission.

Athy is a member of the Irish Walled Town Network (Heritage Council) -
Home - Irish Walled Towns Network IWTN

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