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Athlone

4.1
Nightlife · Castles · Specialty Museums
Gateway to the West
The largest town on the River Shannon has earned the moniker of Gateway to the West for its strategic location; visitors are attracted to Athlone for its vibrant streets. While the eastern bank of the town is mostly commercial, the western bank offers sightseeing and can serve as a base for day trips and river cruises. Along the historical western bank, you'll find old bookbinders, boutiques, houses, restaurants, and traditional pubs--including the oldest in Europe. Be sure to visit the town's attractions, including the river promenade, abbey remains, a gallery, and a castle. Whether you only want to go to Athlone, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly Ireland vacation planning tool.
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Popular things to do in Athlone

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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Park
Baysports
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Athlone

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Church
Clonmacnoise County Offaly
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Distillery
Tullamore Dew Tullamore
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Castle
Trim Castle Trim
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre Birr
3.9
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Athlone

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Equestrian Trail
Athlone Equestrian Centre
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Mount Temple Golf Club
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Spa
Spas
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Athlone Golf Club
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Athlone

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Wildlife Area
Glendeer Pet Farm
4.4
Duration: 3 hours

Golf in Athlone

Golf Course
Glasson Golf & Country Club
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Athlone

Hiking Trail
Shannon Banks Nature Trail Walk
3.4
Duration: 2 hours

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