The symbols of the crest are the Spring Gentian and the Arch. The Gentian represents the unique flora found on the golf course while the Arch represents Athenry's unique historical legacy.
The North Gate know locally as the "Arch" is part of the old gates through which one entered old Athenry. In 1310 a murage grant from the King was allowed so that money could be collected to build the walls around the town. The walls were built after the Battle of Athenry. The walls had six towers and five gates. There are the remnants of the towers still standing today but only on gate has survived - The North Gate. This gate was rebuilt in the 1970's though most of the gate was actually still in good repair. The "Gate" still retains its "Murder Hole" - this is where soldiers hid and if the enemy got under the Gate, the soldiers would drop boiling water and stones on them.
Athenry Golf Club is a mixture of parkland and heathland built on a limestone base against the backdrop of a large forest giving excellent drainage and remaining playable all year round. The course is located just 5 minutes off the new M6 Dublin to Galway Motorway.
Mary Kelly (Office Administrator)
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