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Athlone developed on the River Shannon in central Ireland and in AD 1210, a castle was erected for King John of England and the town expanded either side of the Shannon. In 1690 and 1691 it was the site of the Sieges of Athlone but today the town offers excellent shopping, fine dining, great entertainment and historic sites to keep everybody amused! 

Athlone, split in two by the Shannon, lies in counties Roscommon and Westmeath and within the provinces of Connaught and Leinster. There are rail services connecting Athlone with Dublin, Galway and Westport. Bus services are provided by Bus Éireann and Citylink, and the M6 runs through the town.

There are lots of interesting cultural and historic sites to see here in and around  Athlone. Such sites include the Norman Athlone Castle, Derryglad Folk Museum, Athlone Folk Museum, Drum Heritage Visitor Centre, Dún na Sí Heritage Centre - Moate.


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Sheraton Athlone Hotel4 Star

Gleeson Street Athlone , Co. Westmeath   090 6451000

Located in the heart of Ireland just off the new M6 motorway and less than a five minute walk from the main bus and rail stations, the Sheraton Athlone Hotel offers an ideal...

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Hodson Bay Hotel4 Star

Athlone N37 XR82 ,    090 6442000

Life begins at 50 and at the Hodson Bay Hotel; our over 50’s packages reflect this. We provide a home away from home setting whereby you can enjoy a holiday on any of our...

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The Shamrock Lodge Hotel 3 Star

Clonown Road Athlone , Co Westmeath   090 6492601

The family run Shamrock Lodge Hotel enjoys a quiet setting off the main road, yet is in close proximity to the busy Athlone town centre. At the end of a tree lined avenue the...

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