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Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Athlone owes its existence to its situation as the principle crossing point on the middle Shannon. The town links the east of Ireland with the west and the river provides an artery of communications with north Munster and the north Midlands. It is a thriving town at the geographical centre of Ireland and has the social and economic hub of a large hinterland. The history of Athlone is very much the history of its castles and bridges and because of its strategic location it has been of great military importance from the earliest times. Its most famous siege was in 1691 when the town was attacked by the Williamite army.

On this page you can see a map of Athlone, see what's on in Athlone, find out how to get to Athlone, find things to see and do in Athlone, visit local websites for Athlone, find Hotels in Athlone, find Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Athlone, find Self-Catering Accommodation in Athlone, browse restaurants in Athlone.

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Rail to Athlone

Athlone, Co. Westmeath is served by Athlone.

Bus to Athlone

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 20:
      • Dublin (Busras) - Galway (Bus Station)
      • Galway (Bus Station) - Dublin (Busras)
    • 21:
      • Athlone (Bus Station) - Westport (Mill St Westbound Stop)
      • Westport (Mill St Eastbound Stop) - Athlone (Bus Station)
    • 459:
      • Athlone Station (Main Entrance) - Willow Park (Meadowbrook)
      • Willow Park (Meadowbrook) - Athlone Station (Main Entrance)
    • 459A:
      • Monksland (River Village) - Willow Park (Meadowbrook)
      • Willow Park (Meadowbrook) - Monksland (River Village)
    • 461:
      • Athlone (Bus Station) - Roscommon Mart Rd (Opp Dunnes)
      • Roscommon Mart Rd (Opp Dunnes) - Athlone (Bus Station)
    • 466:
      • Athlone (Bus Station) - Longford (Rail Station)
      • Longford (Rail Station) - Golden Island SC (Pedestrian Entrance)
    • 65:
      • Galway (Bus Station) - Monaghan (Bus Station)
      • Monaghan (Bus Station) - Galway (Bus Station)
    • 70:
      • Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk) - Athlone (Bus Station)
      • Galway (Bus Station) - Mullingar (Rail Station)
    • 72:
      • Athlone (Bus Station) - Limerick (Bus Station)
      • Limerick (Bus Station) - Athlone (Bus Station)
    • 73:
      • Longford (Rail Station) - Waterford (Bus Station)
      • Waterford (Bus Station) - Longford (Rail Station)
    • X20:
      • Dublin (Busras) - Galway (Bus Station)
      • Galway (Bus Station) - Dublin (Busras)
    • 763:
      • Sandymount

Things to See and Do in Athlone

Athlone Castle

Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
Built in the 13th century to command the ford on the Shannon. Athlone Castle now includes audio-visual presentations on the flora, fauna and the power resources of the Shannon, Count John McCormack and the siege of 1691. There is also a museum, coffee sho

Glendeer Visitor Farm

Drum, Athlone, Co Westmeath, Ireland

IMC Cinema - Athlone

Golden Island Shopping Centre, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Luan Gallery

Grace Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Luan Gallery - exhibiting both national and international visual art projects in Athlone

Mullingar Arts Centre

Lower Mount Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Hotels in Athlone

Hodson Bay Hotel Hodson Bay Hotel

Roscommon Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
This luxurious AA 4-star hotel is a haven of peace and quiet, on the beautiful shores of Lough Ree, by Athlone Golf Course.

Sheraton Athlone Hotel Sheraton Athlone Hotel

Gleeson Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
In Athlone's lively centre, this 4-star Sheraton Hotel has a 20-metre pool, a luxury spa, free internet and free parking. Guests have spacious rooms and a stylish restaurant, 1 hours’ drive from Dublin.

Athlone Springs Hotel Athlone Springs Hotel

Monksland, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
On the edge of Athlone, this award-winning hotel is just off the M6 motorway. It boasts spacious rooms with fluffy duvets, a 20-metre pool, and luxurious spa treatments. Rooms at the 4-star Athlone Springs Hotel feature free Wi-Fi and an LCD TV.

Coosan Cottage Ecolodge Hotel Coosan Cottage Ecolodge Hotel

Coosan Point Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a barbecue, Coosan Cottage Ecolodge Hotel offers accommodation in Athlone. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. You will find a shared lounge at the property.

Creggan Court Hotel Creggan Court Hotel

N 6 Centre, Dublin Road, Athlone, N37 YW25, Co. Westmeath
Creggan Court is a central hotel, 2 miles from Athlone town centre and close to the N6 motorway. It has free parking, 2 restaurants and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club

Glasson, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
This 4-star hotel has a Championship golf course and is 5 miles from Athlone. It offers rooms with Lough Ree views, leisure facilities, and a glass-fronted restaurant overlooking Killinure Bay.

Prince of Wales Hotel Prince of Wales Hotel

Church Street, Athlone, N37 T2P0, Co. Westmeath
Ideally located in the centre of Athlone, The Prince of Wales Hotel is a modern 4-star hotel with free Wi-Fi, free parking, and full Irish breakfasts. The hotel is within walking distance of the train and bus stations.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone

North Gate Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
On the banks of the River Shannon, Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone is situated in the town centre, overlooking the historic Athlone Castle. The hotel has a modern leisure club and stylish restaurant.

Shamrock Lodge Hotel Shamrock Lodge Hotel

Clonown Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
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.

Self-Catering Accommodation in Athlone

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Pubs & Nightlife

Athlone Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

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