Attractions

  • Athlone Castle

    Address:
    Athlone Castle & Visitor Centre, Castle Street, Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland .

    Athlone Castle was first built to defend the crossing point on the River Shannon and evolved into a bold defensive structure over the centuries. Elements of the original castle can still be seen today.
    We tell the story of settlement in this part of Ireland’s Ancient East, from the Neolithic period through Viking, and Medieval ages to modern life in Athlone.
    During your visit you will discover tales of bitter battles fought, territories won and lost and hear stories of bravery. Prepare to walk in the steps of monks, kings, soldiers and generals. We will tell you their stories and the story of Athlone Castle through a series of modern exhibitions, authentic museum artefacts, interactive games and an intense 360º cinematic experience of the Great Siege of Athlone.

  • Planet Entertainment Centre

    Address:
    Planet Entertainment Centre Athlone, Ranelagh, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland .

    There is something for all the family here, Ten-Pin Bowling, Laser Tag, Childrens Soft Play Arena, Games, Pool, Bar & a Subway restaurant. Special Offers for Student nights, Corporate Events, Kids Birthday Parties, Teenage Parties and Hens and Stags.

  • Glendeer Pet Farm

    Address:
    Glendeer Pet Farm, Curryroe, Athlone, County Roscommon, Ireland .

    Glendeer has something for every age including cuddly, cheeky animals, playgrounds, fairy trail, traditional farm cottage and lots more! There are plenty of facilities under cover so it is an enjoyable day out rain or shine!

  • Clonmacnoise

    Address:
    Clonmacnoise, Clonmacnoise, Shannonbridge, Athlone, County Offaly, Ireland .

    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 €6 for an adult and €2 for a child with family rates of €14.

  • Viking Tours

    Address:
    Viking Tours Ireland, The Quay, Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland .

    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".
    OR
    Cruise down the River Shannon to the historic Clonmacnoise.

  • The Luan Gallery

    Address:
    Elliot Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath .

    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 Hours: 

    Tue-Sat 11-5

    Sun 12-5

  • Kilbeggan Distillery

    Address:
    Kilbeggan Distillery Experience, Lower Main Street, Aghamore, Kilbeggan, County Westmeath, Ireland .

    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

    Address:
    Ballinahown, County Westmeath, Ireland .

    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.

  • Glasson Golf Club

    Address:
    Glassan, County Westmeath, Ireland .

    "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

    Address:
    Esker Hills Golf Club, Baile Mhic Giolla Mhuire, County Offaly, Ireland .

    Esker Hills is home to tour professional and 2019 British Open Champion, Shane Lowry. 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.

  • Walking & Cycling Trails

    Address:
    Old Rail Trail Greenway, Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland .

    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.

  • Rivers & Lakes

    Address:
    River Shannon, Ireland .

    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.

  • AIT International Athletics Arena

    Address:
    Athlone Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Bunnavally, Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland .

    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 Golf Club

    Address:
    Athlone Golf Club, Athlone, Hodson Bay, County Roscommon, Ireland .

    A superb 18-hole parkland course situated on the shores of Lough Ree, at Hodson Bay, Athlone.