Athlone Castle will once again celebrate National Heritage Week, taking place from Saturday August 14th to Sunday August 22nd. With this year’s theme – “Open the Door to Heritage” in mind, Athlone Castle has prepared an extensive programme of events showcasing ‘Athlone throughout the Centuries’…
The Athlone Castle team was delighted with the response to our programme of activities for Cruinniú na nÓg. Lots of children and their parents participated in our various online events including creative workshops…
Athlone Castle in association with Creative Ireland and Westmeath County Council, will host a programme of free events for this year’s National Cruinniú na nÓg celebrations on Saturday 12th of June.
Groundworks for the construction of a flood defence wall on The Strand, Athlone are being archaeologically monitored by archaeologists from Co. Clare based consultancy TVAS (Ireland) Ltd as part of the Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme undertaken by the OPW in conjunction with Westmeath County Council.
We are delighted to announce that Athlone Castle is reopening on Thursday 13th May. We strongly recommend and encourage those of you planning to visit Athlone Castle to pre-book your ticket on www.athlonecastle.ie
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre will once again go virtual for an Easter Extravaganza. In line with current Government restrictions, Athlone Castle will present several online activities and events that will be shared on social channels over Easter weekend from Sat 3rd.
On the 28th February 1922, the Irish tricolor was raised above Athlone Castle, following an exodus of British troops earlier that day from Athlone Barracks. Change was afoot all over Ireland.
On the 31st January, Athlone Castle featured in the 2021 Herstory Light Show celebrating St. Brigid’s Day. To celebrate St. Brigid’s Day,
Aubrey Thomas de Vere was born on the 10th January 1814, at Curraghchase House, Kilcornan in County Limerick. De Vere was the son of poet Sir Aubrey de Vere.
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre will close from Thursday 24th to Monday 28th December inclusive. Athlone Castle will re-open on Tuesday 29th December. Athlone Castle will close on Friday 1st January. Normal opening hours will resume from 2nd January.