Culture Night at Athlone Castle

Athlone Castle, Luan Gallery and Abbey Road Artists’ Studios are delighted to be offering an exciting schedule of free events for Culture Night 2017 on Friday, 22nd September. In Athlone Castle, visitors for Culture Night will be treated to rousing performances by the Athlone Pipe Band and the Army Band of the 2nd Brigade, as […]

Guided tours of Athlone Castle and Custume Barracks

Athlone Castle and Custume Barracks are delighted offer this pilot scheme of guided tours to visitors. Athlone Castle Visitor Centre will offer a daily guided tour every Friday, Saturday and Sunday commencing Friday 21st July at 2.30pm for the months of July and August. Visitors who opt for the guided tour will be led through […]

National Heritage Week 2015 at Athlone Castle

National Heritage Week 2015 took place from Saturday 22nd – Sunday 30th August. There was an Open Day at Athlone Castle along with Storytelling by Danielle Alison and music By Athlone Pipe Band in the Castle Courtyard. Donal O’Brien provided a talk and photographic exhibition on “Vanished Houses of Westmeath” taken from his book “The […]

Evangelist Slab (Early Christian)

This sandstone slab of which the bottom half is missing, bears an elaborate ringed cross that is decorated with spirals and interlace. A unique feature is the depiction of the evangelists St. Mark and St. Luke on either side of the ring.