Celebrate Heritage Week 2017 at Athlone Castle Visitor Centre

Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is hosting an interesting programme of events as part of this year's Heritage Week which runs from Saturday, August 19, to Sunday, August 27.

Featuring walks, talks and a twilight tour, the programme has something suitable for all ages.

Henry Brady will return with his popular ‘Walk the Walls’ tour, a guided exploration of the castle’s many historical external defence features. Professional facilitator Aideen McBride will be onsite narrating her immersive, mystical tales in family storytelling sessions.

Conservation architect Bernadette Solon will deliver an illustrated talk on ‘Follies’ and cultural officer and chief tour guide Mary Bannon will talk about life in Athlone a century ago.

The Midlands Astronomy Club will deliver a twilight tour of the night sky assisted by their high powered telescope and Poetry in the Park will fill the courtyard with sonnets, prose, limericks, and song.

The annual ‘Storm the Castle’ free admission day will take place on Wednesday, August 23 and further scheduled guided tours will be available with paid admission at the weekends.

A full schedule of events with further details, times and booking information is available to view on Athlone Castle’s newly launched re-designed website www.athlonecastle.ie For more information call Athlone Castle on (090 ) 6442130 or email [email protected]

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