Westmeath

Athlone

Athlone
The Essential
Athlone, from the Irish meaning "Luain's ford", occupies a strategic position, controlling a crossing over the Shannon, south of Lake Ree. On account of its position in the centre of Ireland, the town was put forward in the 1970s as a candidate for capital of the new republic.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Athlone

Fore Abbey Fore Abbey
Fore Abbey
Fore
0:30
Kilbeggan Distillery Kilbeggan Distillery
Kilbeggan Distillery
Kilbeggan
1:00
Athlone Castle Athlone Castle
Athlone Castle
Athlone
1:00
Church of SS Peter and Paul Church of SS Peter and Paul
Church of SS Peter and Paul
Athlone
0:15
Belvedere House and Gardens Belvedere House and Gardens
Belvedere House and Gardens
Mullingar
Cathedral of Christ the King
Cathedral of Christ the King
Mullingar
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