Culture Night 2023
Culture night activities will commence with free entry to Athlone Castle Visitor Centre and grounds between 5pm and 8pm. The castle team will be on hand to give visitors an overview of the castle’s incredible story from 1210 to modern times. Visitors can travel back in time and discover the rich history of this important stronghold and rediscover the joys of traditional games with an evening of fun in Athlone Castle’s courtyard. Visitors can enjoy playing popular games including X&Os, Tumbling Tower, Connect Four and more and a selection of period costumes will also be available for all to try on.
‘Stories from Athlone Castle’, a temporary exhibition that centres around the memories of former residents of Athlone Castle has been extended until Culture Night for all to enjoy. It features the recounted tales of the many families and individuals who have lived within the castle walls before it became a Visitor Centre in 2012. In addition, a guided tour of Athlone Castle Visitor Centre with Henry Brady, Athlone Castle volunteer, army veteran and tour guide is scheduled at 5.30pm. There will also be a further two guided tours with the knowledgeable and engaging castle cultural assistants at 6.30pm and 7.15pm. Places are limited and will be taken on a first come first served basis. Pre-bookings are advised so please register your interest by emailing [email protected] or call us on 090 6442130
Culture Night is an innovative public event taking place nationwide that invites people to spend their evening exploring the best cultural offerings available to them on their doorstep. With museums, galleries and artists’ studios extending their opening hours all around the country, Culture Night is the perfect opportunity to visit sites that you may ordinarily miss out on due to your work schedule.
Athlone Castle looks forward to welcoming the public to this celebration of culture! For further information and bookings please contact Athlone Castle on 090 6442130.