Historian Fintan O Gorman will guide a walk around the outside of the Ashford Castle building, including a guided tour of the estate gardens. This is followed by an interior tour offering an opportunity to view the castle’s exquisitely restored interiors, including the vaults and the magnificent Oak Hall. Then settle into the cinema room with fresh popcorn, and watch a programme of short touristic films made in and about Galway and environs, restored by Irish Film Institute and learn about the recent restoration works at Ashford Castle with a short video.
Architecture at the Edge (AATE) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. Established in Galway in 2017, it invites everyone to explore and understand the value of a well-designed built environment. We aim to demonstrate how design enhances everyday life and to inspire new ways of thinking about architecture.