Things To See and Do in Athlone

Clonmacnoise Monastic site is only a 30 minute drive from Athlone.

Drum Heritage Centre is a 5 minute drive.

Other attractions are Athlone castle, Luan Gallery, John Count McCormack Exhibition they can be viewed on


Athlone is renowned for its angling. We have the RIVER SHANNON, SUCK, and the GRAND CANAL and LOUGH REE  We provide a Fridge and drying facilities for guests use.  Early breakfast and packed lunches are available by prior arrangement.    Detailed information can be found on


Athlone is a golfer’s paradise with many local courses within 30 minutes drive, these includeAthlone G.C. Glasson G.C. Mount Temple G.C. MoateG.C. and Ballinasloe.  We will be delighted to book your tee times,  arrange trolleys, buggies etc.  We hold brochures for all the local courses and can provide assistance with other bookings elsewhere. Drying facilities are provided for your convenience.


Ireland has an impressive number of medium and long distance walking routes known

 Suck Valley Way Walk from Ballygar to Creggs is close by

See The Suck Valley Way website for more details.

We provide up to date information for all local angling, golf, walking and cycling activities and have brochures available for guests use.


Tourism and Amenities

The River Shannon runs through Athlone and the town is a popular spot for people passing through on pleasure craft, many of whom stop off at the Marinas. Lough Ree, the largest lake on the Shannon, is a short distance upstream from Athlone to the North of the town, and is popular among anglers, birdwatchers, and swimmers. The lake shore is easily accessed from Coosan Point, and Hodson Bay. . The promenade is also a popular spot for anglers.

Athlone is the main retail centre in the Midlands, and Golden Island Shopping Centre attracts shoppers from a wide radius. . Athlone Town Centre comprises two internal streets, with 54 shops and a hotel, and is the largest shopping and leisure centre in Ireland, outside Dublin.
Athlone Regional Sports Centre is a facility (established May 2002) developed by the Town Council.

Sean’s Bar, located on the west bank of the river, is listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest pub in the British Isles.

Other popular attractions for visitors are the Glendeer Open Farm and the Viking Cruise of the Shannon. The town’s tourist office is located at Athlone Castle, in the town centre.


RIVERVIEW HOUSE B&B, Summerhill, R446,  Athlone, Co Westmeath

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