Athlone Castle

Seven centuries of history brought to life

Experience a magnificent immersive journey through history at Athlone Castle Visitor Centre. Climb the steps to the castle keep and enjoy the views across the majestic River Shannon or climb higher still to the castle battlements and look across the rooftops of the entire town. Take a step back in history through playful interactive exhibits, touch screen animations and an immersive 360-degree cinematic experience that brings the Great Siege of Athlone to life.

Please note Athlone Castle Visitor Centre and grounds will be closed to the public from 27/02/2019 to 15/03/2019 and from 13/05/2019 to 24/05/2019 inclusive to facilitate essential conservation works.


Swords, cannon balls and stunning sculptures gives these ancient stories depth. Vibrant displays and historic artefacts will lead you along a 3D timeline that illustrates Athlone’s last 200 years.Enjoy the wonderful voice of John Count McCormack in a display dedicated to the memory of the world-famous Athlone tenor. Rain or shine, this is a castle with a story.



(Photography: Ros Kavanagh)




Athlone Castle
Castle St,
Athlone, Co. Westmeath


090 6442130