Get up close and personal with the key figures from the Siege of Athlone learning the roles they each played and the battles they won and lost. Made from recycled materials, these amazing sculptures tell their stories in a unique and colourful way. Discover the story behind men such as Sergeant Custume, a hero of the Great Siege of Athlone and the Commanders of this time, Colonel Richard Grace, General Ginkel and Marquis de Saint-Ruth.
People of the Siege
Highlights from our Collection
“St Ruth rested neither night nor day, but galloped between Limerick, Athlone and Lanesborough to bring a considerable body of men together.’’
“I am resolved to beat down the works by the river, and see if by means of the ford and a bridge we can pass.’’
“I regret that I could only defend Athlone for ten days, but everybody fled. It is for others to decide whether I did my duty.’’