Athlone Castle, Athlone

"Mapping Urban Ireland" - Travelling exhibition from The Royal Irish Academy collection.

This very informative exhibition explores the variety of purposes (including military use and propaganda) that maps of Irish Towns were produced over the last four centuries. It also looks at the maps as a fascinating resource for the study of the development of Irish towns over time.



Essential Information 


Event: “Mapping Urban Ireland” - Travelling exhibition from The Royal Irish Academy collection.

Event Venue: Lower Keep, Athlone Castle, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Dates: Thursday, February 13 to Sunday, March 8, 2020 

Opening Times: Open Wednesday to Saturday, 10.30am to 5.00pm and Sunday, 11.30am to 5.00pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Last admission at 4.00pm.

Admission and Book Tickets Online: Normal admission fees apply and you can book your day-visit ticket online here. Tickets are valid use within 365 days of purchase - so you can choose to visit the exhibition, or use at another time.



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Our Location


Athlone is located in the centre of Ireland and is very easily accessed from every part of the country. Athlone Castle Visitor Centre sits on the banks of the mystical River Shannon in the heart of Athlone.


Driving directions to Athlone

Athlone is on the M6 motorway which runs (together with the M4) from Dublin to Galway. Athlone is only 1 hour and 20 minutes drive from Dublin airport, and Galway is just an hour away.

The most direct exit is Exit 11 for the town centre, and continue toward Northgate Street, take a right at the traffic lights and cross the bridge, you can’t miss the Castle.

Seew location map below.

GPS Coordinates & MAP

GPS Coordinates: Latitude 53.4231032, Longitude -7.942819699999973