As an ancientcrossing point on the River Shannon, Athlone has a fascinating, colourful and dramatic history: a living heritage waiting for you to explore. From the ancient and proud castle to historic churches, imposing landmarks and crumbling ruins, Athlone’s past tells of historic kings and fearsome leaders, mighty conquests and bloody battles. From castle tours to Viking boat rides, it’s as educational as it is exciting and entertaining! Athlone is a cultural treat too – with the local gallery showcasing the best in local and international art.
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