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.
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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
Drum, Athlone, Co Westmeath, Ireland
Golden Island Shopping Centre, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Grace Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Luan Gallery - exhibiting both national and international visual art projects in Athlone
Lower Mount Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
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.
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.
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 hoursâ drive from Dublin.
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 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.
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.
N 6 Centre, Dublin Road, Athlone, N37 YW25, Co. Westmeath
Great National Creggan Court Hotel 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.
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.
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 minutesâ walk from the restaurants, bars, and nightlife of Athlone town centre.