The centre of Ireland
Athlone is a large and bustling town located in the heart of Ireland. It’s a town steeped in culture and history. It is situated on the banks of the River Shannon, Ireland’s longest river, and spans not only two counties – Westmeath and Roscommon – but also two provinces – Leinster and Connaught.
Athlone has developed as a major tourism point in Ireland. Its central location in the country means that it’s only 90 minutes from Dublin Airport and within two hours of major cities such as Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Kilkenny.
Although a regional town with a population of 25,000, all amenities associated with a larger city are available in Athlone, including two, large shopping centres with all the high street shops, cafés, a leisure centre with a swimming pool and gymnasium, sports facilities, skate park, bowling alley and cinema complex as well as theatres and an art gallery.
Situated in Ireland’s lakelands, Athlone is surrounded by quaint little towns and villages, beautiful unspoiled woodland, bogland, rolling hills and farmland.