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September 2018

“Jacob’s Biscuit Factory & Dublin: An Assorted History” Exhibition

18th September 2018 at 10:30 am - 21st October 2018 at 5:30 pm
Athlone Castle,
Athlone,
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Jacob's Biscuit Factory and Dublin: An Assorted History exhibition at Athlone Castle Visitor Centre from Tuesday 18th September – Sunday 21st October 2018

The exhibition Jacob’s Biscuit Factory & Dublin: An Assorted History will be on display at Athlone Castle Visitor Centre from Tuesday 18th September, with the kind permission of Dublin City Library and Archive.

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Culture Night 2018

21st September 2018 at 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Athlone Castle,
Athlone,
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Athlone Castle, Luan Gallery and Abbey Road Artists’ Studios are delighted to be offering an exciting schedule of free events for Culture Night 2018 on Friday, 21st September.

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