Athlone Castle Medieval Fair 2019

Athlone Castle will host its seventh annual Medieval Fair on the 31st August and 1st September 2019. The fair takes place in collaboration with the Society for Creative Anachronism and this year will run in conjunction with the Athlone River Festival. The Athlone Castle Medieval Fair is supported by the Heritage Council and the fair […]

Celebrate Past Times during Heritage Week at Athlone Castle Visitor Centre!

Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is ready to celebrate all things ‘Pastimes Past Times’ for Heritage Week 2019. National Heritage Week runs from the 17th to 25th of August, and accordingly, the team at Athlone Castle has programmed numerous exciting events throughout the week, catered to suit all ages! Amongst this year’s highlights, Athlone Castle will […]

Athlone Castle Work Closure Notice – Update 23rd May 2019

The Office of Public Works have been undertaking essential conservation works on the exterior walls of Athlone Castle this year. These works will be completed in June 2019. Athlone Castle Visitor Centre and grounds will be closed to the public on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th June to facilitate the de-install of the scaffolding erected […]

Athlone Castle Conservation Works Notice

The Office of Public Works will undertake essential conservation works on the exterior walls of Athlone Castle from 27/02/2019 to 24/05/2019 inclusive. Athlone Castle Visitor Centre and grounds will be closed to the public from 27/02/2019 to 15/03/2019 and from 13/05/2019 to 24/05/2019 inclusive to facilitate these works. For Public Safety reasons it will be […]

Free Talk at Athlone Castle Explores the History of Jacob’s Biscuit Factory

Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is delighted to host a special free talk titled “Jacob’s Biscuit Factory & Dublin: An Assorted History” by designer Wendy Williams. Wendy is an exhibition designer and has spent the last twenty-odd years making a show of everything from Neolithic battle axes to Patrick Pearse’s tea cup. Wendy is also the […]

Art and the Vote – Schools Poster Competition

Attention all 5th & 6th Class Students in Westmeath! Athlone Castle and Luan Gallery are celebrating the one hundred year anniversary of Irish women first winning the right to vote, and we would like to invite students to get involved! To commemorate the centenary of the first granting of votes to women in 1918, we […]