National Heritage Week events at Athlone Castle

Athlone Castle & Visitor Centre

Athlone Castle & Visitor Centre

Athlone Castle Visitor Centre will host a schedule of activities, suitable for all ages, during National Heritage Week from Saturday, August 18 to Sunday, 26th August 2018.

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

Donna Gilligan, cultural officer, will lead a guided tour on the tales of the women featured in Athlone Castle’s stories and collections. The annual ‘Storm the Castle’ free admission day will take place on Wednesday, August 22 and further scheduled guided tours will be available with paid admission at the weekends.

To view the full schedule of events with further details, times and booking information log onto



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