Tourist Attractions for the shrewd Tourist
Local Historical and Cultural Sites
Athlone in the heart of the midlands has many attractions for the shrewd tourist with a desire to enjoy a well deserved break.
There are a number of Historical and Cultural sites to visit during your stay at Moynure House.
Early Christian Sites of Clonmacnoise
Early Christian sites of Clonmacnoise overlooking the Shannon is a must have experience during your stay with us. The extensive ruins include a cathedral, castle, round tower, numerous churches, two important high crosses, and a large collection of early Christian grave slabs
Prices range from 6euro for an adult and 2euro for a child with family rates of 14euro
Athlone Castle overlooking the Shannon
Athlone Castle is a Norman Castle that dominates the town centre of Athlone.
The Castle's Visitor Centre is a major tourist attraction for the town of Athlone. The Keep of the Castle will be used to tell the dramatic story of the famous Siege of Athlone while the other buildings house a modern interpretative centre focusing on Athlone, the Castle and the periods both before and after the Siege.
Opening Hrs Tues-Sat 11-5
Scheduled cruises operate from April - September.
Sailing options include:
Cruise on the River Shannon onboard the replica Viking Boat to majestic Lough Ree "Lake of the Kings".
Cruise down the River Shannon to the historic Clonmacnoise
The Luan Gallery, Athlone’s new contemporary art gallery
The beautiful new art gallery, which stands proudly on the banks of the Shannon combines traditional and modern architecture. It is the first purpose-built, modern visual art gallery to be located in the midlands.
Opening Hrs Tue-Sat 11-5
Locke's Distillery Kilbeggan
Locke's Distillery is one of the world's oldest distillery.
It is the classic Irish whiskey distillery. A tour and experience never to be forgotten.
Ballinahown Craft Village
Core Crafted Design and Celtic Roots Studios stock the finest handmade crafts and sculptures made from oak reclaimed from the bogs of the Midlands it is an experience as well as a chance to browse and shop.
Walking & Cycling Trails
The natural terrain lends itself to outdoor activities such as walking and cycling. Its ideal location for a cycling holiday, with a multitude of roads and routes to choose from, be it winding country lanes, grassy hill tracks or smooth national roads. The Suck Valley Way is an ideal opportunity for a trekker to feel closer to nature and experience some of the most beautiful scenery and wildlife along the way.
Arigna Miner's Walk and Historic Trail.takes in some of the best landscapes in Roscommon, as well as parts of neighbouring Leitrim and Sligo.
Athlone is a superb parkland golf course bounded on three sides by picturesque Lough Ree.Its tree lined fairways and undulating terrain make it a true test of golf.
Glasson Golf Club,
"It has the capacity to overwhelm the setting just outside Athlone - it is simply sublime one of the most interesting you are likely to play.
Esker Hills Golf Club is a Christy O' Connor Jnr designed masterpiece.It is one of Ireland's finest golf courses.If you are a golfer - never, ever pass this place". - David Walsh, Sunday Times.
Rivers & Lakes
The river and lakes in the area are popular with anglers, birdwatchers, swimmers and sailing enthusiasts. Athlone also has the distinction of Sean's Bar, recognised by Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest pub in Europe.
Athlone is a prompt favourite for athletics with the introduction of the AIT International Athletics Arena. The new arena is for everyone. Anyone interested in running on the track or checking out facilities can book a time slot through AIT sports department.
Athlone's AIT indoor International Athletics Arena