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Culture Night 2019 at Athlone Castle & Luan Gallery

September 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm


Athlone Castle, Luan Gallery and Abbey Road Artists’ Studios will be offering a busy and exciting schedule of free events for this year’s Culture Night 2019, taking place on Friday 20th of September.

Culture Night visitors to Athlone Castle will enjoy free entry to the Castle Visitor Centre between 5 and 8pm (last entry, 7:30pm). Traditional Games will be set up on site for visitors of all ages to play with. Children will also be invited to experience and engage in the work of an archaeologist, with our popular workshop, “Dig It With David”. Plan, sketch and excavate some of our hidden treasures with Athlone Castle’s own resident archaeologist and historian, David Landers. During this event, children will have the chance to immerse themselves in modern day archaeology and learn what life is like an archaeological dig. This event is suitable for children aged seven and upwards.

Across the road at the Luan Gallery, exhibiting artist, Conor Walton, will be undertaking an all-day Portrait Drawing Marathon, drawing portraits of members of the public from 11am – 7:30pm. Demand for a free portrait from the renowned artist will be high, so pre-booking for people interested in sitting is essential. Please call, email or drop in the Luan Gallery Reception and state your preferred availability to claim a place. Members of the public are welcome to drop by the Gallery throughout the day to observe the artist at work. The Gallery will also be extending its opening hours until 8pm and offering free guided tours of Walton’s exhibition; Asymmetrical Warfare.

A full schedule of events with further details and times is available to view on and
Queries and requests for further information should be addressed to Athlone Castle on 090 6442130 or Luan Gallery on 090 6442154.


September 20, 2019
11:00 am - 8:00 pm


Athlone Arts and Tourism


Athlone Castle, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Castle Street
Athlone, Westmeath Ireland
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(090) 644 2130