GROUP VISITS

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All the information you need when booking a tour with us.
Group Tours are very welcome at Athlone Castle. We have provided guidelines below to help you plan your visit.
A visitor enjoys a self-guided audio tour of the Fabric of Athlone exhibition at Athlone Castle Visitor Centre.

SELF-GUIDED TOUR

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Your group will enjoy a self-guided visit of Athlone Castle Visitor Centre including the castle keep and castle grounds.

Group visitors will receive a guided introduction on arrival before you explore the visitor centre and interact and engage with the spaces at your own pace.

Complimentary audio guides are available on request in 7 languages.

(Allocate approx 45–60 min)

Contact us for more information on group rates and bookings .

GUIDED TOUR

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Your group will receive a guided tour of Athlone Castle Visitor Centre including the castle keep and castle grounds.

You will receive a guided tour of the exhibitions and artefacts on display. Our guides will encourage your group to engage with the spaces, dress up and ensure they experience all the exhibitions while providing stories about the history of the town, castle and people of Athlone.

(Allocate approx 60 min)

Contact us for more information, group rates and bookings.

A group enjoying a guided tour of the People of the Siege exhibition at Athlone Castle Visitor Centre. Learning about the many generals and captains that played vital roles during the Siege of Athlone 1690/91.
A group enjoying a guided tour of the People of the Siege exhibition at Athlone Castle Visitor Centre. Learning about the many generals and captains that played vital roles during the Siege of Athlone 1690/91.

GUIDED TOUR

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Your group will receive a guided tour of Athlone Castle visitor centre, castle keep and castle grounds.

You will receive a guided tour of the exhibitions and artefacts on display. Our guides will encourage your group to engage with the spaces, dress up and ensure they experience all the galleries while providing stories about the history of the town, castle and people of Athlone. Complimentary audio guides are available on request in 7 languages.

(Allocate approx 60 min)

Contact us for more information, group rates and bookings.

Joanna guiding a school tour

SCHOOL TOURS

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Choose between a Self-Guided or a Guided Tour.

Self-guided school tours will receive a guided introduction on arrival and maybe be divided into smaller groups to enjoy exploring the visitor centre, castle keep and courtyard under the supervision of teachers.

The Guided School Tour is tailored to suit the age group of your class. With prior notice, tours can focus on a particular part of the exhibition such as, Early Settlement in Athlone, Medieval Athlone and Athlone Besieged or students can enjoy a guided tour of all the exhibitions and artefacts on display. Our guides will encourage your school group to engage with the spaces, dress up and ensure they experience all the exhibitions while providing stories about the history of the town, castle and people of Athlone.

We offer a selection of downloadable worksheets that can be completed on-site or in the classroom after your visit to Athlone Castle. View the worksheets

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and other visitors, the Athlone Castle Code of Conduct must be observed.

Contact us for more information, group rates and bookings.

Before you visit

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When planning your trip, don’t forget that the only way to enter Athlone Castle is by a relatively steep ramp which was created to keep attackers out. Once you are in the courtyard, the grounds and Visitor Centre are easy to get around and we have a lift in the visitor centre.

Please call us in advance if you need assistance to get up the ramp. We are looking forward seeing you at Athlone Castle Visitor Centre & Museum.

Please call us in advance on +353 90 6442130 if you need assistance to get up the ramp. We are looking forward seeing you at Athlone Castle Visitor Centre & Museum.