Culture Night 2019

Athlone Castle, Luan Gallery and Abbey Road Artists’ Studios are delighted to be offering an exciting schedule of free events for Culture Night 2019 on Friday, 20th September.

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

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

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 […]

Special Guided Tour of Athlone Castle

Join us as our tour guides share their favourite stories of the people, places, and objects from Athlone’s history that are displayed in our Visitor Centre.

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 […]