Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of battle whilst learning the story of the sieges of Athlone in 1690 and 1691. Learn about the central characters and discover the utter destruction caused to the town of Athlone and its people during this warring period. This 360° experience is one of the highlights of Athlone Castle’s interactive exhibition.
The Siege Experience
Highlights from our Collection
“With the balls and bombs flying so thick, the spot was a mere hell upon earth; and so many cannon and mortars playing on it, there seemed no likelihood of any man coming off alive.’’
“Our men marched up to the breast in water, with continual huzzaing and throwing their grenades, forced the enemy from their posts.’’
“The Irish say they lost 500 men in the final attack, and as many more during the siege as made 1200, amongst whom was Colonel Richard Grace.’’