Athlone Castle and Visitor Centre will re-open to the public on the 16th of March just in time for St Patrick’s Day, after a period of closure since the 27th of February allowing the Office of Public Works to begin carrying out essential restoration work on the castle walls. Athlone Castle is offering all visitors a 10% discount on our admission prices for St. Patrick’s weekend. Guided Tours of the Castle Visitor Centre will take place at 1pm on Sunday 17th March. The castle guided tour is included in price of admission. Booking in advance is advised as there are limited spaces for the guided tour, first come first served.