An Athlone native recalls his memories of Christmas time growing up in Athlone.
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre will be closed from Thursday 23rd December to Tuesday 28th December inclusive. We will reopen to the public on Wednesday 29th December at 10.30am. We will also be closed on New Years Day, 1st January 2022. Our normal opening hours will resume from Sunday 2nd January 2022.
This year, we are inviting young and old alike to celebrate the holiday period with the castle’s resident troublemakers Olaf the Viking and Hugh the Williamite. What can go wrong when those lovable rouges try to organise the perfect Christmas?
Athlone Castle, Luan Gallery and Abbey Road Artists’ Studios will once again open their doors to welcome those interested in exploring arts and heritage sites this Culture Night which takes place on Friday 17th of September.
Athlone Castle delivered a diverse programme of engaging and educational events and activities for National Heritage Week that commenced on Saturday 14th and finished on Sunday 22nd August.
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is delighted to celebrate this year’s “Open the Door to Heritage” theme for Heritage Week 2021. National Heritage Week runs from Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd August, and Athlone Castle will present a programme of events, showcasing ‘Athlone Throughout the Centuries’, catered to suit all interests and ages…
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.