Sieges on the Shannon
Today the Castle is key to understanding the development of the town, linking modern Athlone with its Norman founders.
The premise behind Athlone Town Council’s redevelopment of this important site was to showcase its historic assets and provide a powerful attraction for the town. Displays are conceived as a series of contemporary insertion within the carefully restored historic fabric.
A complimentary palette of materials includes etched glass, stone and lime render. Each gallery has a distinct identity, drawn from a relevant period detail, taken from either an object or the building. Visitors are able to recognise and select from a diversity of layered themes and narratives.
Scope of works