The Villages

A treasure trove of treats await

Photo: Boyd Challenger

On holiday in Athlone, the town is just where it begins. Jump in the car to explore the surrounding villages and you’ll discover little treasures that’ll make your stay so much more. Enjoy gastro delights in Glasson and wonderful nearby walking trails to work them off in the quiet country roads of Tubberclair. Soak up ancient history at the heart of Ireland in the quaint village of Mount Temple.

Admire the vibrant craftsmanship on show in the picturesque village of Ballinahown, a stunning creative hub for Irish designers and makers. Go pitch and putting in Ballymore or trekking at Lecarrow and marvel at one of Ireland’s best kept secrets, Rindoon, an abandoned medieval town that in its heyday, in the 12th century, was home to over 1,000 people.

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Glasson
Co. Westmeath

Lecarrow
Co. Roscommon

Mount Temple
Co. Westmeath

Ballinahown
Co. Westmeath

Ballymore
Co. Westmeath

Tubberclair
Co. Westmeath


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