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Tracks and Trails with Blathnaid Tracey RTE1

Don’t miss out on “Tracks & Trails” with Blathnaid Treacy this Friday June 11th at 7:30pm on RTE1.   Delighted to see some of Westmeath’s finest tracks and trails being showcased on the new RTE programme on Friday with the wonderful Irish TV and Radio…
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“Light Ballet” along the River Shannon 13th – 20th June 2021

“Light Ballet” created by Irish light artist Mick Murray & lighting designer Matthew Cregan will showcase a beautiful light display which will transform the skies & surrounding landscape along the River Shannon featuring eight counties over eight days. This display will be visable from up…
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Shop, Relax, Repeat

Escape to Athlone this Autumn for a fantastic shopping experience that caters to all tastes, styles and budgets. Shop till you drop with plenty of choice; unique, independently owned businesses, the best high street brands, shopping centres and Burgess Department store among others.   Book…
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Go with the flow in Athlone this Autumn

If you think tourism has looked a bit frantic over the summer, a slow break in Athlone could be just the ticket for your Autumn break away. Inspired by the River Shannon, lazily meandering south from Lough Ree, Athlone is embracing slow tourism with enthusiasm.…
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Adventure awaits you in Athlone

If you are looking for an escape for the day, then why not head to Athlone for a day filled with unique experiences and unlimited fun.   Athlone is easily accessible; you can hop on the train, it’s less than 90 minutes from Dublin and…
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Athlone Afternoon Tea Delights

Afternoon Tea is a luxurious, decadent experience and ideal way to catch up with friends and family.   What better way to spend an afternoon than unwinding with a chat, miniature sweet treats and dainty savoury bites in beautiful surroundings.   Afternoon Tea at Radisson…
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Athlone is open and waiting to welcome you

Athlone is open, with many businesses ready and waiting to welcome you and your family back in this summer. There may be new measures in place to keep you safe, but you will be greeted by friendly faces ready to make your visit an enjoyable…
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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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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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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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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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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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