Welcome to the Athlone Castle Audio Guide.  Together we will explore tales of bitter battles fought, territories won and lost, tales of bravery and sacrifice.  Geographically positioned near the centre of Ireland, Athlone has been at the centre of Irish history for millennia.  A visit to Athlone Castle allows you to walk in the footsteps of kings, presidents, soldiers and generals.  Discover more at

This audio guide was produced by Abarta Heritage on behalf of Athlone Arts & Tourism, Westmeath County Council.  With support from Fáilte Ireland as part of the Ireland’s Ancient East initiative.  This audio guide was written by Neil Jackman, and recorded at Bluebird Studios with sound engineer Declan Lonergan.  It is narrated by Gerry O’Brien and Orlaith Rafter.

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  1. 01 Introduction – Athlone Castle Audio Guide Abarta Heritage 2:17
  2. 02 Exploring Athlone's Past – Athlone Castle Audio Guide Abarta Heritage 6:34