Athlone Arts and Tourism

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Reopening Notice

We are delighted to announce that Athlone Castle and Luan Gallery are now open again after a temporary closure
due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We would like to assure you that the health and safety of our visitors and team members is and always will be
our highest priority.

We strongly encourage those of you planning to visit Athlone Castle to pre-book your ticket on
and to check for information on our enhanced safety measures in place ahead of your visit
to Luan Gallery.

Please continue to check our website regularly for updates and information on the enhanced safety measures
we are taking to keep you safe during your visit.

We look forward to welcoming you back safely to both sites soon...

Athlone Arts & Tourism

Athlone Arts & Tourism was established by Westmeath County Council
to operate Athlone Castle, Luan Gallery and  Abbey Road Artists’ Studios.

What’s On — Events, Workshops and more...

Art Camp

Lots of exciting activities coming up...

Current, Upcoming and Past Exhibitions at Luan Gallery & Abbey Road Artists Studios

Luan Gallery is thrilled to host Crowded Thresholds, an intriguing group exhibition on tour from the National Design & Craft Gallery with the support of the Design & Crafts Council Ireland.

Luan Gallery is delighted to welcome back our visitors with the thought-provoking exhibition Crowded Thresholds. A group exhibition of both established and emerging creative practitioners deftly curated by Fiona Mulholland, the show presents works across applied art, design and visual art. Read more...

Athlone Castle

Athlone Castle Figures, photo by Simon

Experience an immersive journey through 5,000 years of history at Athlone Castle Visitor Centre located on the banks of the River Shannon in the heart of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. Read more...

Luan Gallery

Athlone Art Gallery concept

Since 2012, Athlone’s Luan Gallery has showcased both national, and international visual art projects ensuring a varied and engaging arts programme is delivered to the people of Athlone.

Artists' Studios

Artists' Studios external photo

Abbey Road Artists’ Studios is a dedicated space in Athlone town for local and visiting artists. Read more...

John McCormack

John Count McCormack portrait photo

Athlone commemorates world renowned tenor John Count McCormack (1884 – 1945) with new sculpture, exhibition and renamed civic square… Read more...