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October 2018

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

7th October 2018 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Athlone Castle,
Athlone,
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'Jacob's Biscuit Factory & Dublin: An Assorted History' Talk by Wendy Williams at Athlone Castle Visitor Centre

Join us at Athlone Castle Visitor Centre for a talk by exhibition curator and designer Wendy Williams on ‘Jacob’s Biscuit Factory & Dublin: An Assorted History’ on Sunday 7th October 2018.

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Rattling Bones and Tombstones Storytelling & Puppetry for children

27th October 2018 at 12:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Athlone Castle,
Athlone,
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Halloween Flyer

Athlone Castle is delighted to announce its Halloween event, Rattling Bones and Tombstones Storytelling and Puppetry Shows on Saturday 27th October. Children can get prepared for Halloween fun with Storygate in the Upper Keep of the Castle, with four story and puppet sessions taking place at 12pm, 2pm, 3.30pm & 5pm

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November 2018

Art and the Vote: The Images of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign

17th November 2018 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Athlone Castle,
Athlone,
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Art and the Vote: The Images of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign – Talk by Donna Gilligan, material culture historian at Athlone Castle

Athlone Castle Visitor Centre will host a special free talk by material culture historian Donna Gilligan on the Irish women’s suffrage campaign and its links to art at 4pm on Saturday 17th November. Places are limited, so pre-booking is advised by calling 090 6442130 or emailing info@athlonecastle.ie.

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December 2018

‘“…a cunning intriguing woman [who] is very violent against the Protestants”: Jacobite Irishwomen, 1685-1703’

1st December 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Athlone Castle,
Athlone,
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Garret Morphy's portrait of Lady Frances O'Neill. Image Courtesy of http://www.galleryofthemasters.com

Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is delighted to host a special free talk titled ‘“…a cunning intriguing woman [who] is very violent against the Protestants”: Jacobite Irishwomen, 1685-1703’” by historian Dr. Frances Nolan at 3pm in the Castle Keep on Saturday 1st December.

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Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at Athlone Castle

15th December 2018 at 12:30 pm - 16th December 2018 at 5:00 pm
Athlone Castle,
Athlone,
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Sleigh bells will be ringing loudly over Athlone Castle on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December as Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting to meet the boys and girls from the town and surrounding areas.

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March 2019

St Patrick’s Weekend

March 16 at 10:00 am - March 17 at 5:30 pm
Athlone Castle,
Athlone,
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St Patrick's Weekend events at Athlone Castle

Luan Gallery and Athlone Castle offering guided tours for St Patrick’s Day weekend. Athlone Castle and Visitor Centre is re-opening after a period of closure for the erecting of scaffolding to facilitate restoration work, offering discounted admission rates for St Patrick’s Day weekend.

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April 2019

Easter Sunday at Athlone Castle

April 21 at 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Athlone Castle,
Athlone,
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Easter treasure trail at Athlone Castle

Children are invited to participate in an Easter Activity Trail which will take them through the castle visitor centre and grounds to discover the clues to the answers.

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