Lots to look forward to St Patrick’s weekend at Luan Gallery and Athlone Castle

Athlone Castle and Visitor Centre will re-open to the public on the 16th of March just in time for St Patrick’s Day, after a period of closure since the 27th of February allowing the Office of Public Works to begin carrying out essential restoration work on the castle walls. Athlone Castle is offering all visitors […]

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 […]

Celebrate Heritage Week at Athlone Castle Visitor Centre!

Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is delighted to join in sharing stories for Heritage Week 2018, whose theme this year is “Share a Story, Make a Connection”. National Heritage Week runs from the 18th to the 26th of August, and the Visitor Centre have programmed a number of exciting events throughout the week to suit all […]