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Athlone Castle ‘Enhancing the Visitor Experience Project' was supported by Fáilte Ireland under the 2015 Ireland's Ancient East Capital Grants Scheme. The project delivered; multi-lingual audio guide in five European languages, Chinese and English. Period costumes for castle guides, a smartphone app and an outdoor information panel.
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The Athlone Castle team participated in tour guide training in 2016 with assistance from the Heritage Council of Ireland under the IWTN Interpretation fund. This funding was gratefully received.

 

Athlone Castle’s replica period costumes available in designated dress up areas and a medieval heritage tent were procured in 2015 with assistance from the Heritage Council of Ireland under the IWTN Interpretation fund. This funding was gratefully received.

 

The IMA Museum Basics course was held in Athlone in September 2015, in partnership with Athlone Arts and Tourism and with funding allocated by Westmeath County Council and The Heritage Council's Community-based Heritage Grant Scheme.

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