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12 June 2021

Adventures in the Castle – Creative Writing Awards

  • Workshop

The highlight of Athlone Castle’s Cruinniú na nÓg events will be this live streaming of a virtual ceremony to announce the winners of the Creative Writing Competition and to launch the publication of ‘Olaf and Hugh’s Adventures at Athlone Castle’.

All the finalists and their families will be invited to read their works during the ceremony.

The Creative Writing Competition is open to children aged 7-11 and 12-17 and entries can be submitted between April 19th and May 14th. Stories should be based on Olaf the Viking and Hugo the Williamite soldier and their shenanigans in Athlone – visit to find out more.

Children’s Creative Writing Workshop

Not sure where to start? Check out our Children’s Creative Writing workshop with writer Keith Payne and unleash your inner author!

Workshop 1 (ages 7-11): Saturday, May 8th from 10-11 am

Workshop 2 (ages 12-17): Saturday, May 8th from 12 -1 pm

These virtual workshops are free, but pre-booking is essential as spaces are limited. Please visit the Athlone Castle website for more information.

Athlone Castle events

Online Event

19 Apr 2021 - 12 Jun 2021

Age range

All ages