News & Events

05.08.2020

Ireland AM visit Athlone

Alan Hughes and Chef Edward Hayden from Ireland AM recently visited Athlone to explore and discover hidden gems with Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands.   First up was an action-packed visit to Baysports for a fun filled morning of water activities on the award-winning floating slides, rockers…
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05.08.2020

Top 7 activities for under 7’s

Have a look at some of the things to do during your next family Staycation to Athlone and discover all the Hidden Heartlands has to offer. Remember you can also bring the bikes and check out the Old Rail Trail.   Our top 7 activities…
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28.07.2020

Relax and reconnect with friends this Bank Holiday Weekend

This summer it’s all about taking time for you. Time to relax and time to reconnect with friends. Make it your time to rediscover Ireland – there’s so much on offer to make your weekend one to remember.   Athlone, the dead centre of Ireland…
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22.07.2020

Immerse yourself in local lore and the hidden history with Athlone tours

Taking a tour when you’re on holiday is a fabulous way to discover new tastes or new places and really get ‘under the skin’ of your destination. Athlone has some really interesting options to try; some are in the lovely medieval town, others explore the…
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13.07.2020

Explore 42km of the Old Rail Trail

Looking for peace, quiet and somewhere off the beaten trail to take a cycle or a walk? Try the Old Rail Trail, a long-distance cycling and walking trail which passes through the heart of the Irish midlands. It connects Athlone with Mullingar while passing through…
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08.07.2020

Reconnect with heritage and culture this summer in Athlone

Make sure Athlone is top of the list for your Staycation plans this Summer. Reconnect and get ready to explore Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands where you’ll find plenty to do for all the family. Fill your days with culture and heritage and use Athlone as your…
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08.07.2020

Crowded Thresholds opens at Luan Gallery this Summer

Crowded Thresholds will open at Luan Gallery on 14th July 2020 following its successful opening run as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2019. The exhibition was presented at Farmleigh Gallery in partnership with the Office of Public Works (OPW) and will run until September…
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06.07.2020

Reconnect in Athlone, at the Heart of the Hidden Heartlands

Halfway between Dublin and Galway, located on the river Shannon and Lough Ree, Athlone has truly emerged as one of Ireland’s top destination for Staycations. With top attractions including Clonmacnoise, Athlone Castle, Baysports at Hodson Bay and tours on the Shannon. You can even try…
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12.03.2020

Free entry to top attractions this Easter with National Tourism Day

Tourism Day 2020 is an event that celebrates Irish tourism and will take place on Friday 17th April. Over a hundred attractions and venues all over the country will offer free places and entry to the public. The aim of Tourism Day is to encourage…
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11.03.2020

Plan your Staycation with an escape to Athlone

Instead of taking a holiday away this year, why not stay in Ireland and explore all the exciting staycation spots the county has to offer. You don’t need to travel too far to relax and experience something new.  So, plan your staycation and make a…
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10.03.2020

Destination Athlone launches 2020 programme

POSTPONED: Athlone Chamber of Commerce with Destination Athlone has made the decision to postpone the event. Apologies for any inconvenience. We will be in touch with a new date in the coming weeks.   Destination Athlone, in conjunction with Athlone Chamber of Commerce, are launching…
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05.03.2020

Why Athlone Towncentre’s Harvest Homemade is so Homemade

At 4am, when most of us are tucked up in bed, Ola turns on the lights in her dedicated pastry kitchen. Ola’s love for baking is palpable as she powers on the ovens to begin a new day. For the past few weeks, there has…
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