Athlone The Essential
Athlone, which in Irish means «Luain ford», occupies a strategic position, controlling a crossing over the Shannon, south of Lake Ree. Because of its position in the centre of Ireland, this county town of Westmeath was proposed as Capital of the new republic at the beginning of the century.
The original fortress, with its 3 m
This castle was built at the beginning
The 18C covered market in the square now