Follow the story of one of the bloodiest and most catastrophic battles during a time known as ‘The War of the Two Kings’. Striking illustrations by Victor Ambrus, dramatic soundscapes and weaponry displays set the tone for an exploration of one of the most important periods in Athlone and Ireland’s history. Listen to the stories of three witnesses to this tragic time in Irish history and discover the brutal nature of this warring period.
“I ordered the grenadiers to fire only at point-blank range, and after they had done so to use their muskets as clubs’’
“Having taken into consideration your proposal for opening the campaign with the siege of Athlone, we are pleased to give our approval.’’
“Athlone is of such importance that if it were to fall, it might well cause the loss of the whole kingdom.’’