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 a Viking tour or action packed watersports. For a slower pace, enjoy the numerous walks, cycling routes and our greenway on the Old Rail Trail.


Enjoy delicious locally produced food in awarding winning pubs, restaurants and cafes including Ireland’s oldest pub Sean’s Bar, Dead Centre Brewing, Savory Fayre, Thyme restaurant or  the Fatted Calf. To reconnect with family and friends, Athlone in the Heart of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands has to be your destination this Summer.