Westmeath
Athlone
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Athlone
Belvedere House and Gardens
Belvedere House and Gardens
On the east bank of Lough Ennel, this is
Tullynally
Tullynally
The original fortress, with its 3 m
60 minutes
Athlone Castle
Athlone Castle
This castle was built at the beginning
60 minutes
City centre
City centre
The 18C covered market in the square now
30 minutes
Church of SS Peter and Paul
Church of SS Peter and Paul
This church, with its twin towers and
15 minutes
Kilbeggan Distillery
Kilbeggan Distillery
The west bank of the Brosna houses the
30 minutes