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.
Conservation and Safety Works completed at Athlone Castle Conservation and safety works completed at Athlone Castle with support from the Heritage Council and the Irish Walled Towns Network Conservation and safety works were recently completed at Athlone Castle with support from the Heritage Council and the Irish Walled Town Network will make previously closed lower battlements accessible again
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is ready to celebrate all things “Heritage & Education: Learning from our Heritage” for Heritage Week 2020. National Heritage Week runs from the Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd August, and accordingly, the team at Athlone Castle has programmed numerous exciting events throughout the week, catered to suit all ages!
Following the advice of the Irish public health authorities and to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff, please note that closures at all three sites managed by Athlone Arts and Tourism – Athlone Castle Visitor Centre, Luan Gallery and Abbey Road Artists’ Studios will continue until further notice.
We are delighted to announce that Athlone Castle is reopening on Monday 29th June after a temporary closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We would like to assure you that the health and safety of our visitors and team members is and always will be our highest priority.
Visitors are asked to please note that there will be no access to The Siege exhibition space at Athlone Castle Visitor Centre from 12pm today Thursday 12th December until Sunday 15th December as Santa’s elves are busy preparing the space for his and Mrs Claus’ arrival at the weekend.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Athlone Castle will be turning into a magical Christmas land on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December 2019 to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus who will be visiting for two days to meet the boys and girls from the town and surrounding areas.