The contents of these pages are provided as an information guideline only. They are intended to enhance public access to information about sites managed by Athlone Arts and Tourism Ltd. such as Athlone Castle Visitor Centre.
While every effort is made in preparing material for publication no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of Athlone Arts and Tourism, Westmeath County Council or Athlone Castle Visitor Centre for any errors, omissions or misleading statements on these pages or any site to which these pages connect. Although every effort is made to ensure the reliability of listed sites this cannot be taken as an endorsement of these sites.

Please read our terms and conditions carefully before using this website.

  1. These terms of use (together with the documents referred to in it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website and any webpages containing this domain name (our “Site”), whether just browsing, or if you upload information to the Site requesting us to interact with you or to contact you; use of our Site includes accessing and browsing our Site.
  2. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use our Site, as these will apply to your use of our Site. We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference. By using our Site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our Site.

These terms of use refer to our Privacy Policy which also applies to your use of our Site and which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, including our use of cookies on our Site. By using our Site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

We may update our Site from time to time and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it. We do not guarantee that our Site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

We do not guarantee that our Site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our Site is permitted on a temporary basis and it at the user’s sole risk.
We will not be liable to you if for any reason our Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Terms & Conditions of Purchase

These terms set out the basis on which you can purchase and redeem tickets for your visit to Athlone Castle Visitor Centre.
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is managed by Athlone Arts and tourism Ltd., a company established, funded and owned by Westmeath County Council.

Ticket sales

The management reserves the right at all times to refuse admission. By purchasing tickets for Athlone Castle Visitor Centre, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by and subject to the following Terms and Conditions and have read and agree to the use of the information you provide us with.

  1. Once your tickets have been purchased, the ticket is non-changeable and non-refundable except at the absolute discretion of Athlone Castle Visitor Centre management.
  2. Once purchased, a ticket(s) must be redeemed within the date clearly stated on the ticket.
  3. It is the sole responsibility of the ticketholder to check opening times of Athlone Castle Visitor Centre.
  4. All prices are quoted in Euro.
  5. Whilst we reserve the right to increase or decrease our prices at any time before you book, once your booking is confirmed the price of your booking as stated in the confirmation email will not be altered.
  6. Children under 4 go free when accompanied by a parent or guardian. The “Kids go Free” promotion does not apply to educational, school groups or groups arriving by coach.
  7. Athlone Castle Visitor Centre reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to refuse entry on to or remove from its premises or the vicinity any person who:
    1. Has been convicted of a criminal offence, which, in its opinion, is likely to affect the safety or enjoyment of other visitors.
    2. Has behaved in a manner or is likely to affect the safety or enjoyment of other visitors.
    3. Has used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or in any way provokes or behaves in a manner which may provoke a breach of the peace.
    4. Is thought to be under the influence of alcohol or other substances.
  8. Save as otherwise permitted by Athlone Castle Visitor Centre, all persons entering must pay for admission. Any person attempting to gain admission without a valid ticket may be ejected.
  9. Smoking is strictly prohibited within all indoor areas and the outdoor areas of the castle compound i.e. courtyard, battlements, green areas, entrance ramp.
  10. Any behaviour likely to cause annoyance to other visitors or confusion of any kind is not permitted. Visitors are expected to respect and conform to local laws and customs. If, in Athlone Castle Visitor Centre opinion, a visitor is behaving in such a way as to cause danger, distress or annoyance to others or damage to property, he/she may be removed from the site without refund. In addition, he/she must meet any expenses incurred as a result of such behaviour.
  11. We endeavour to provide a safe and healthy environment for visitors within the constraints of an historic property and as far as is reasonable and practicable.
    Please be aware that there are uneven surfaces, steps and some low doorways on site to negotiate where care should be taken by all visitors. Children should be supervised at all times.
  12. Climbing of approaching ramp or any of the castle walls is strictly prohibited.
  13. We will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that Athlone Castle Visitor Centre and all of its exhibits/displays are open for use by visitors during normal opening hours. However, we reserve the right, in its absolute discretion, whether for safety reasons or otherwise and with or without prior notice to close Athlone Castle Visitor Centre or any part of it. In the event of such closure, we will refund any visitor the cost of his or her prepaid ticket. Otherwise we shall have no liability whatsoever, including no liability for travel expenses or any other out of pocket expenses in respect of closure of part or all of Athlone Castle Visitor Centre.
  14. From time to time Athlone Castle Visitor Centre or other authorised third parties may carry out photography or other recording at the venue and any images or recordings may feature visitors. Visitors consent to the use of such images by Athlone Castle Visitor Centre in connection with advertising, promotions or monitoring and acknowledge that the copyright in such images rests with Athlone Castle Visitor Centre and/or any authorised third party. If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed please let a member of staff know.
  15. Athlone Castle Visitor Centre, its employees or agents shall not be liable for any loss or damage, direct or indirect, howsoever arising.
  16. Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is suitable for all ages. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or above whilst visiting the visitor centre.
  17. Pets or animals (with the exception of guide dogs, hearing dogs and other certified service animals) are expressly prohibited within the visitor centre.
  18. If for some reason you are unhappy with any aspect of your Booking with us, we ask that you write to us, care of Athlone Castle Visitor Centre, St. Peter’s Square, Athlone, Co. Westmeath or by email to [email protected]. Where possible, please quote the relevant Booking Reference Number and provide all other relevant information.
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The contents of this website are the copyright of Athlone Arts and Tourism Ltd and Athlone Castle Visitor Centre unless otherwise indicated.

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Site, including in the material published on it. Works on our Site are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world and all such rights are reserved to us. Our status (and that of any identified contributors or licencors) as the authors of content on our Site must always be acknowledged.

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You must not use any part of the content on our Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence or written permission to do so from us or our licencors.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

Please note that we only provide our Site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our Site for any commercial or business purposes without our permission, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business and business contracts, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our Site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

We do not guarantee that our Site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our Site. You should use your own virus protection software in accessing and using the Site.

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. Our Site must not be framed on any other Site, nor may you create a link to any part of our Site other than the home page. You must not establish a link to our Site in any website that is not owned by you. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice at any time should we wish to do so.

If you wish to make any use of content on our Site other than that set out above, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Where our Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and these terms of use do not apply to those sites or resources.