Dr. Kieran O’Conor will explore the history of three castles in the Midlands. Athlone, Rindoon and Roscommon were once considered as royal fortresses guarding the line of the Shannon. Dr. O'Conor will look at their importance as medieval structures and will give us an insight as to why they were once considered amongst the most important royal buildings in Ireland in the late 13th and early 14th centuries.
Kieran’s talk will be hosted by Athlone Castle via Zoom.
This virtual talk is free, but pre-booking is essential as spaces are limited.
The recording of this talk will afterwards be available on Athlone Castle’s social channels.
This event at Athlone Castle, Co. Westmeath is supported by the Heritage Council under the Irish Walled Towns Network 2020 Interpretation Fund.