Athlone Travel guide
Athlone : Michelin's recommendations
Athlone, which in Irish means «Luain ford», occupies a strategic position, controlling a crossing over the Shannon, south of Lake Ree. Because of its position in the centre of Ireland, this county town of Westmeath was proposed as Capital of the new republic at the beginning of the century.
Tourist attractions Athlone : Things to see and do
Castle Str. IRL - Athlone
This castle was built at the beginning of the 13C on the western bank of the Shannon. The rampart wall and its three fortified towers date from the late 13C. The oldest part is the central polygonal keep. At the beginning of the 19C, the upper level ..
Castle St IRL - Athlone
This church, with its twin towers and cathedal-like proportions, was designed by Ralph Byrne and consecrated in 1937. Most of the stained-glass windows were designed in Harry Clarke's workshops but the one in the sacristy is by Sarah Purser.
The Strand IRL - Athlone
From the bridge, the main road turns eastwards towards Dublin Gate. On a bend on the left side of the road stand the ruins of Devenish Court (private). This James 1 style house (1620) was destroyed in 1622. The house where John McCormack was born can..
Roscommon Road Co Westmeath IRL - Athlone (Westmeath) 0
The luxurious 4-Star hotel is beautifully situated on the shores of Lough Ree, in the heart of Irelands Lakelands and bordered by Athlone Golf Course. This luxury hotel is just 5 minutes from Athlone town centre, bus station and train station and on..
Monksland IRL - Athlone
"Welcome to the modern and contemporary 4 star Athlone Springs Hotel strategically located on the borders of Counties Westmeath and Roscommon in the heart of the Lakeland's and midland region of Ireland. This hotel is centrally located, halfway ..
Clonown Road IRL - Athlone
Surrounded by beautiful gardens, Shamrock Lodge Hotel is a family-run hotel located in the very centre of Ireland, just 5 minutes’ walk from the restaurants, bars, and nightlife of Athlone town centre. Each room at Shamrock Lodge offers free Wi-Fi, ..
Abbey Ln. IRL - Athlone
Vivid yellow building with red window frames, hidden down a side street near the castle. Small downstairs bar; tapestries in main room. Good choice of authentic Thai dishes and daily specials - try the owner's recommendations.
Fry Pl IRL - Athlone
Keenly run bistro with airy interior, rough floorboards, brick walls and open-plan kitchen. Extensive menus offer an eclectic mix, from Irish beef and local fish specials through to Asian fare.
Gleeson St IRL - Athlone