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IrelandWelcome to our page of information, attractions and places of interest around Athlone. The Athlone hotels listed below are either in the town or we have given a rough guide as to how far they are from Athlone. The Republic of Ireland is bound to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the east is the Irish Sea which reconnects to the ocean via the southwest with St. George's Channel and the Celtic Sea. The Republic of Ireland has 26 counties, and five cities — Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford. The west-coast of Ireland features cliffs, hills and low mountains. The centre of the country is flat with large areas of bogland. We hope you enjoy your stay and find your ideal accommodation from our list of Athlone hotels.

Athlone is renowned for its location on the banks of the River Shannon, which flows through the town centre. It lies near the southern shore of Lough Ree, close to the geographical centre of Ireland. Athlone is one of 21 Irish walled towns and is steeped in history. It is home to several historical landmarks, most notably Athlone Castle which was built as a fortification in 1210 during the Anglo-Norman times. Lough Ree is one of the largest lakes on the Shannon and Lakelands region and provides the perfect location for water activities such as angling, cruising, water skiing, wind surfing and sailing. The town is easily accessed by rail and road and is within a short driving distance of Dublin, Galway and Knock airports. Also see - Bed and breakfast in Athlone

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Attractions Glendeer Pet Farm, Drum, Athlone, Co. Westmeath (bordering Co. Roscommon). Tel: +353 906 437 147 .Glendeer Open Farm is a family run farm, the atmosphere is one of fun and enjoyment. Since its opening in 1991, the farm and family have been the subject of many TV programmes and newspaper articles, as well as receiving many awards. About 3 miles south of Athlone.

Glendeer Pet Farm

Attractions Lough Ree is about 25 km long and 7 km wide and is the second of the three major lakes on the River Shannon. The lake serves as a border between the counties of Longford and Westmeath on the eastern side and County Roscommon on the western side. The lake is popular for fishing and boating. The lake supports a small commercial eel fishery and is locally famous for its eels on wheels truck. Location: On the outskirts of Athlone.

 Lough Ree

Attractions Athlone Castle is one of the most interesting of the attractions in the town. It dates from 1210. The oldest part of the castle now houses the Athlone Museum which has two floors, one with artifacts of prehistoric times and one with a section dedicated to John McCormack (1884-1945), said to be one the greatest tenors of all time. Location: In the centre of Athlone.

Athlone Castle

Attractions Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly. The ancient monastic site of Clonmacnoise dates back almost 1,500 years. St. Ciaran, the son of an Ulsterman who had settled in Connaught, chose the site in 545 AD because of its ideal location at the junction of river and road travel in Celtic Ireland. The location borders the three provinces of Connaught, Munster and Leinster. The monastery is on the east side of the River Shannon, in what was then the Kingdom of Meath, but occupying a position so central it was the burial-place of many of the kings of Connaught as well as those of Tara. About 10 miles south of Athlone.

Clonmacnoise

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