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Culture Night 2017

22nd September 2017 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Celebrate Culture Night at Luan Gallery, Athlone Castle and Abbey Road Artists’ Studios

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.

The award-winning Luan Gallery will host free guided tours of the gallery’s latest exhibition; Jealous Wall, curated by Mullingar native Séamus McCormack and a drawing workshop with renowned artist David Eager Maher.

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 well as free entry to the Visitor Centre, and a recital by Poetry in the Park.

In Abbey Road Artists’ Studios current resident artists will launch their new exhibition on the night and all are welcome to attend the wine reception and open studios from 5pm.

Engagement Officer for Athlone Arts and Tourism Daniel Hynes shared his excitement about the upcoming event:

“Culture Night is a wonderful, nationwide initiative that invites people to spend their evening exploring the best cultural offerings of their town. With museums, galleries and artists’ studios extending their opening hours all around the country, Culture Night is the perfect opportunity to visit sites that you may ordinarily miss out on due to your work schedule.”

All events are weather permitting and are subject to change. A full schedule of events with further details and times is available to view on Athlone Castle’s newly launched re-designed website: www.athlonecastle.ie.

Bookings for the drawing workshop can be made on 0906442154. Queries and requests for further information should be addressed to Athlone Castle on 0906442130 or info@athlonecastle.ie

Download Athlone Arts and Tourism Culture Night 2017 Programme of Events flyer (PDF)

Athlone Arts and Tourism Culture Night 2017 Programme of Events

Time Event Venue
5pm Abbey Road Artists’ Studios Exhibition Launch Abbey Road Resident Artists’ Studios
5pm Guided tour of Jealous Wall exhibition Luan Gallery
5pm – 6.30pm Open Studios Abbey Road Resident Artists’ Studios
5pm – 7.00pm Free entry to Visitor Centre & Museum Athlone Castle
5.30pm Recital by Poetry in the Park Athlone Castle Courtyard
6pm Drawing Workshop with David Eager Maher
(booking in advance required)
Luan Gallery
6.30pm Athlone Pipe Band Performance
(weather permitting *)
Athlone Castle Courtyard
6.30pm Abbey Road Artists’ Studios Closing
7pm Army Band Performance
(weather permitting *)
Athlone Castle Courtyard
7pm Luan Gallery Closing
8pm Athlone Castle Closing
* A guided tour of Athlone Castle will replace the band performances if weather conditions are poor



22nd September 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Athlone Castle
090 6442130


Athlone Arts & Tourism
090 6442130

Athlone Castle received development funding for its Medieval Fayre from the Heritage Council of Ireland.