Memories of Life at Athlone Castle

Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is creating a record of the social history of the families who resided in Athlone Castle, that will form the basis of a temporary exhibition, entitled ‘Stories from Athlone Castle’ during this year’s Heritage Week in August. This oral history project will begin in June 2023 and culminate in an exhibition as part of an extensive programme of events celebrating Heritage Week from 12th to 20th August. ‘Stories from Athlone Castle’ project is supported by the Heritage Council under the IWTN Heritage Interpretation and Events Grants 2023.

Experience the magic of Christmas at Athlone Castle

Sleigh bells will be ringing loudly over Athlone Castle on Saturday 17th December as Santa and his trusted elves will be on site for a very special day to meet the boys and girls from the town of Athlone and surrounding areas. Children and their parents will be greeted by Santa’s elves and will be guided through a Christmas wonderland with fun activities and Christmas themed arts and crafts where they will make Christmas ornaments and stockings to take home or to place on the Christmas tree in Athlone Castle.