The perfect Girlie Getaway this Winter

Athlone has shops to suit all tastes and pockets, delicious cocktails and food on the banks of the Shannon and rejuvenating spa treatments just waiting to be booked.

Plan a friend’s reunion and make up for all the missed moments. At the heart of Ireland, Athlone ticks all the boxes to plan an incredible getaway this Winter with friends.

Athlone is a shoppers dream with two shopping centres and a host of independent retailers providing everything from trend pieces to haute couture. You can browse all your favourite brands in one location.

Golden Island Shopping Centre is home to the wardrobe staple Penny’s, along with various shoe shops, jewellers, homeware and sports shops, there is an abundance of shops to be found on your shopping trip.

Make sure you stop by the iconic Burgess of Athlone, the Midlands Department Store. Established in 1839, Burgess of Athlone is Ireland’s oldest department store and offers the very best in women’s fashion, menswear, lingerie, home interiors, travel luggage, and baby’s clothing.

A short walk up the street is Athlone Town Centre, a two-story shopping centre where you will find high street fashion giants such as Zara, H&M, River Island and many more. After a long day wandering the shops, tired feet call for a caffeine boost. Grab a Latte from Starbucks or sit back and enjoy a fresh scone from Harvest Homemade.

Lucky for the weary shopper, Athlone Town Centre has direct access to the Sheraton Hotel, so resting after a hard days shopping couldn’t be easier. Indulge in a brunch box and prosecco at the Sheraton Hotel or hit the town for cocktails. Visit the record holder for the oldest pub, Sean’s Bar which dates back to 900AD or try the amazing cocktail tree at Maisie’s Bar.

Explore Athlone, at the heart of Ireland this winter for the perfect girlie getaway. Check out Hotel packages HERE.



This video is funded by Westmeath & Roscommon LEADER programme.