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 […]

Heritage Week 2017 at Athlone Castle

Athlone Castle celebrates National Heritage Week with an extensive programme of events for all ages Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is encouraging members of the public to support the programmed celebrations for Heritage Week 2017 running from Saturday 19th – Sunday 27th August. This year’s theme; ‘It’s in our Nature’ is reflected in the various events […]

Guided tours of Athlone Castle and Custume Barracks

Athlone Castle and Custume Barracks are delighted offer this pilot scheme of guided tours to visitors. Athlone Castle Visitor Centre will offer a daily guided tour every Friday, Saturday and Sunday commencing Friday 21st July at 2.30pm for the months of July and August. Visitors who opt for the guided tour will be led through […]