Athlone Castle in association with Creative Ireland and Westmeath County Council, will host a programme of free events for this year’s National Cruinniú na nÓg celebrations on Saturday 12th of June.
Groundworks for the construction of a flood defence wall on The Strand, Athlone are being archaeologically monitored by archaeologists from Co. Clare based consultancy TVAS (Ireland) Ltd as part of the Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme undertaken by the OPW in conjunction with Westmeath County Council.
We are delighted to announce that Athlone Castle is reopening on Thursday 13th May. We strongly recommend and encourage those of you planning to visit Athlone Castle to pre-book your ticket on www.athlonecastle.ie
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre will once again go virtual for an Easter Extravaganza. In line with current Government restrictions, Athlone Castle will present several online activities and events that will be shared on social channels over Easter weekend from Sat 3rd.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is ready to celebrate all things ‘Pastimes Past Times’ for Heritage Week 2019.
National Heritage Week runs from the 17th to 25th of August, and accordingly, the team at Athlone Castle has programmed numerous exciting events throughout the week, catered to suit all ages!
Athlone Castle celebrates National Heritage Week with an extensive programme of events for all ages