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Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is situated in the heart of the Midlands, on the west bank of the river Shannon adjacent to St Peter and Pauls Church and the Luan Gallery. It was reopened in November 2012 following extensive renovations. The 13th...more
All reviews athlone castle interactive displays self guided tour well worth a visit the river visitor experience interesting history really enjoyed our visit great for kids great place to visit all ages on display friendly staff sean's bar siege dress costumes
Very helpful man at desk. Very informative self guided tour with opportunities to dress up in costumes for photos. Especially interesting if you have a love for history. Your ticket gets you discounts at several other activities. Enjoyable afternoon.
Not the standard castle visitor's trip. This is more like a living history lesson than the castle visit, of,say, blarnry castle. Very much worth a trip. Quick warning. The roads around the city are totally disrupted and in many cases you can walk in a...More
I wouldn't describe this as a castle, really. Very little of it is left but it houses the museum which is very interesting. There is an entry fee of a few euros - special rates for those over a certain age - not sure about...More
Easily accessible even with a buggy. Our 6 year old daughter really enjoyed it & it definitely brought out her inquistive side, asking loads of questions. Worth visting & great to pass a little bit of time for young & old
Thoroughly enjoyed a visit to the superb Athlone Castle and museum. It was brimfull of Interesting exhibits and interactive displays.
A really good 360° cinema room plays a brilliant 7 minute history film on the siege of Athlone in the 1690's. The museum details the...More
Athlone Castle is an imposing fort in a stategic position overlooking the river Shannon. There is a lot of history here . The site has had extensive investment , with lots of audio visual presentations of its turbulent past. Well worth a visit. Great views...More
I was very impressed with the quality of the presentation of the early history of Athlone and Iris, British wars. There is also a presentation of early 20th century citizens of Athlone. The castle itself is well restored and quite interesting.
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We were charged 20 euro for 3 children and 2 adults. A family in Ireland is often inclusive of 2 adults and 3 children due to larger family sizes, and to be honest this is a reasonable price as the museum is interesting but... More
We were charged 20 euro for 3 children and 2 adults. A family in Ireland is often inclusive of 2 adults and 3 children due to larger family sizes, and to be honest this is a reasonable price as the museum is interesting but small.