Athlone Castle

Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is a family friendly tourist attraction in the heart of Ireland. Filled with modern exhibitions, Athlone’s history, people, castle and battles are explored and brought to life. Child friendly multi media displays and interactive games guide the visitor through the castle. The great Siege of Athlone is relived in a 360º cinematic experience transporting visitors to the centre of the 1691 battle.Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is a treat for all the family, with courtyard picnic facilities and picturesque town views.This newly renovated tourist attraction is the perfect midlands stop off point. Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is waiting for you to explore, engage and enjoy!

At Athlone Castle Visitor Centre has seating for approx 16 inside and outside with café facilities serving a variety of refreshments. The Fáilte Ireland Tourist Office is located in the castle courtyard. There are lots amenities, restaurants and shopping opportunities in Athlone. Athlone Castle Visor Centre is situated directly across from the historic church of St Peter and Paul which features stained glass windows from the studios of Harry Clarke. The modern Luan Gallery is also nearby which hosts regular art exhibitions showcasing local and national artists and admission is free. Around the castle area are a number of restaurants and pubs including Séan’s Bar, Ireland’s oldest pub, while across the bridge is a wealth of hotels offering great accommodation deals. There is paid parking available in St Peter’s Square or in Connolly Street Car Park. For those with an interest in history, Athlone Castle, the nearby monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise, the 3500BC Meehambee Dolmen and Drum Heritage Centre make Athlone the perfect midlands heritage destination.

There is free WI-FI available at Athlone Castle.


Adult: €8

OAP/Student: €6

Children (U15): €4

2 adults and 2 children is €20
2 adults and 4 children €25
additional children is €3

Group bookings on request, prices negotiable


Opening Hours 2018
Jan-February March April-May June-August Sept-Oct Nov-Dec
Last admission 1 hour before closing. Open Bank Holidays from April to October at 12 noon. Due to essential maintenance, Athlone Castle will be closed on Mondays and Tuesday during the month of March including the St. Patrick’s Bank Holiday Monday. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Wed-Sat 11am to 5pm Wed-Sat 10.30am to 5.30pm Tues-Sat 10.30am to 5.30pm Mon-Sat 10am to 6pm Tues-Sat 10.30am to 5.30pm Wed-Sat 10am to 5pm
Sunday 12 noon to 5pm Sunday 11.30am to 5.30pm Sunday 11.30am to 5.30pm Sunday 11am to 6pm Sunday 11.30am to 5.30pm Sunday 11:30 noon to 5pm
Closed Mon & Tuesday Closed Mon & Tuesday Closed Monday Open 7 days Closed Monday Closed Mon & Tues


Athlone Castle Visitor Centre
Castle Street
Co. Westmeath
Phone: 09064 42130
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