Experience the magic of Christmas at Athlone Castle

Sleigh bells will be ringing loudly over Athlone Castle on Saturday 17th December as Santa and his trusted elves will be on site for a very special day to meet the boys and girls from the town of Athlone and surrounding areas. Children and their parents will be greeted by Santa’s elves and will be guided through a Christmas wonderland with fun activities and Christmas themed arts and crafts where they will make Christmas ornaments and stockings to take home or to place on the Christmas tree in Athlone Castle.

Heritage Week 2022 at Athlone Castle

Heritage Week events at Athlone Castle

Athlone Castle Visitor Centre will once again deliver an exciting and engaging programme of events during National Heritage Week 2022 in collaboration with a broad selection of specialist heritage experts, facilitators, artisans and historians and supported by the Heritage Council under the Irish Walled Towns Network 2022 Interpretation Fund.

Athlone Castle Christmas 2021- New Year 2022 Opening Hours

Nollaig Shona Duit! Merry Christmas!

Athlone Castle Visitor Centre will be closed from Thursday 23rd December to Tuesday 28th December inclusive. We will reopen to the public on Wednesday 29th December at 10.30am. We will also be closed on New Years Day, 1st January 2022. Our normal opening hours will resume from Sunday 2nd January 2022.