Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is creating a record of the social history of the families who resided in Athlone Castle, that will form the basis of a temporary exhibition, entitled ‘Stories from Athlone Castle’ during this year’s Heritage Week in August. This oral history project will begin in June 2023 and culminate in an exhibition as part of an extensive programme of events celebrating Heritage Week from 12th to 20th August. ‘Stories from Athlone Castle’ project is supported by the Heritage Council under the IWTN Heritage Interpretation and Events Grants 2023.
Monday 28th February 2022 at 11am marks the Centenary of the handover of Custume Barracks by the Irish National Army following the War of Independence. The occasion will be marked by a military parade from Burgess Park across the Town Bridge through the gates of the Barracks, the event will include a flag raising ceremony in Athlone Castle.
Athlone Castle, Luan Gallery and Abbey Road Artists’ Studios will once again open their doors to welcome those interested in exploring arts and heritage sites this Culture Night which takes place on Friday 17th of September.
Athlone Castle delivered a diverse programme of engaging and educational events and activities for National Heritage Week that commenced on Saturday 14th and finished on Sunday 22nd August.
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is delighted to celebrate this year’s “Open the Door to Heritage” theme for Heritage Week 2021. National Heritage Week runs from Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd August, and Athlone Castle will present a programme of events, showcasing ‘Athlone Throughout the Centuries’, catered to suit all interests and ages…
Athlone Castle will once again celebrate National Heritage Week, taking place from Saturday August 14th to Sunday August 22nd. With this year’s theme – “Open the Door to Heritage” in mind, Athlone Castle has prepared an extensive programme of events showcasing ‘Athlone throughout the Centuries’…
The Athlone Castle team was delighted with the response to our programme of activities for Cruinniú na nÓg. Lots of children and their parents participated in our various online events including creative workshops…
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