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”.
Athlone Castle hosted a ‘Spooky Storytelling’ evening with storyteller Aideen McBride in the upper Keep on Saturday 28th October, Aideen entertained with slightly spooky stories for younger children and got everybody in a ‘frightful’ mood for Halloween.
Athlone Castle, Luan Gallery and Abbey Road Artists’ Studios are delighted to be offering an exciting schedule of free events for Culture Night 2017 on Friday, 22nd September.
Athlone Castle celebrates National Heritage Week with an extensive programme of events for all ages
National Heritage Week 2015 took place from Saturday 22nd – Sunday 30th August.
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre invites you to explore the programme of activities scheduled for National Heritage Week from Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th August 2017. The Visitor Centre will host a number of events throughout the week suitable for all ages.
We were delighted to recieve an award from Heritage Island.
Amerongen Castle group visiting Athlone Castle as part of their trip to Ireland travelling in the footsteps of Godard van Ginkel
This sandstone slab of which the bottom half is missing, bears an elaborate ringed cross that is decorated with spirals and interlace. A unique feature is the depiction of the evangelists St. Mark and St. Luke on either side of the ring.
John Waple was a merchant in Jacobean Athlone. This plaque bears a coat of arms and the inscription 1621 ERECTED BY JOHN WAPLE MARCHANT. The implication was that Waple had been granted arms as a testament to his status and wealth. This would have helped to underpin his commercial reliability. This plaque was recovered from an external wall in Custume Place, the probable location of his business.