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  • 1 Tullynally Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R 395 IRL - Castlepollard

    The original fortress, with its 3 m thick walls, was converted into a country mansion at the beginning of the 18C and in the 19C, Francis Johnston added the neo-Gothic façade (1801-1805). The visit includes the two storey Great Hall, designed by Jame..

  • 2 Belvedere House and Gardens Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pearso St. IRL - Mullingar

    On the east bank of Lough Ennel, this is the perfect setting for an elegant villa (1740), probably designed by Richard Castle. From 1912 until 1960 the house belonged to Colonel Charles Howard-Bury. The villa has been restored to its original conditi..

  • 3 Athlone Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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 ..

  • 4 Church of SS Peter and Paul

    Religious buildings

    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.

  • 5 Athlone City centre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 6 Kilbeggan Distillery

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Dublin Rd. IRL - Kilbeggan

    The west bank of the Brosna houses the huge buildings of the oldest official distillery (1757-1953), created by John Locke. In the cooperage, coopers make oak barrels where whiskey, produced in Cooley, matures. The whole distilling process is explain..

  • 7 Cathedral of Christ the King

    Religious buildings

    Bishop's-Gate St. IRL - Mullingar

    This Roman Catholic church, consecrated in 1939, has two towers (43 m) surmounted by crosses, designed by Ralph Byrne, with a Classical portico above the main door. The tympanum contains a sculpture in Portland stone by Albert Power. The mosaics in t..

  • 8 City centre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Mount St. IRL - Mullingar

    The 18C covered market in the square now houses the Tourist Information Office. The elegant Courthouse (Mount Street) dates from 1825. The gaol opposite was built at the same time, and public hangings were then held between these two buildings. All S..

  • 9 Franciscan Monastery

    Religious buildings

    IRL - Multyfarnham

    The outdoor Stations of the Cross are composed of life-sized figures set in a grove of evergreens, beside a swiftly-flowing stream.

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