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Lodge at The Old Barracks opened its doors to the public in July 2018, after a significant restoration of the existing building, guests now enjoy the comfort of King size beds, Quality Linen, locally inspired furnishings, Flat Screen TVs, Wooden floors throughout and Breakfast is served in The award winning Old Barracks Restaurant on site. Located on Cross Street in the heart of Athenry Town our guests are less than 5 minutes from Athenry Castle, Athenry Heritage Centre, Local Shops and Athenry train station provides regular trains in and out of Galway City Daily. With a Cake Shop & Pantry located downstairs, Beauticians, Hair Salons, Pharmacies, Pubs and Restaurants abound the streets of this most historically significant Heritage Town.

The perfect base to explore Co.Galway, Galway City and The Wild Atlantic Way......We look forward to meeting you during your time with us! Fiona, Scott & The entire Team.

All of our Menus are Available to Take away, Please call us to order – 091-877406

The Old Barracks serve a wide range of food, from tasty breakfast to seasonal Salads, excellent Burgers & Scrumptious Roast meals for lunch with specials daily.   Our award winning Bakery has a varied array of Sweet Desserts  which are available all day. We have a full Wine & Beer Licence. Open late Friday & Saturday nights.  Sundays the restaurant opens for a wide selection of  Breakfast Options & later in the day offer a Hearty Roast Style Dinner. We also host a Luxury Lodge with 8 Guest Bedrooms, the perfect base to explore Galway and the Wild Atlantic Way.

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Vouchers are available for sale for any price required. They are a very popular choice for  Birthday gifts !

We can cater for small intimate groups or larger parties. (Please see our Rooms page for more details as we have many different sized rooms to make your day or evening out with us special)





Our Catering Service is a very popular choice for hosting your special event in the comfort of your own home. We are currently taking bookings for events in 2024.. email info@oldbarracks.ie for more information! 

Decide on the  date of your event, how many people attending and then choose from our selection of main courses, sandwich platters, children's options, Celebration Cakes and desserts... (See Catering Page for details). Its as simple as that ! Let us take care of the food while you and your guests enjoy the party !


John and I plus our extended family have used The Old barracks Catering Services on numerous occasions. The quality of food and service are second to none and all carried out in a timely, courteous and professional manner.

We highly recommend The Old Barracks catering service for any special events or family occasions.

John and Angela Fitzpatrick

I just wanted to say a huge Thank You to you, Garrett and all your staff. You catered for our son Dean's Communion on 16th of April last. The food was AMAZING! As was your service.

Again a huge thank you. I could not fault a thing.

My other son's communion is next year and we will without doubt get you to cater for his.

Many thanks
Caroline Hurney