Meet at the heart of

Activity & Adventure

Water sports, fishing, trekking, biking, art, golf and serious shopping… here you have it all! Within an easy drive of Athlone you’ll find things to do for every taste and fitness level. From easy strolls to soaring through the treetops, when you meet here, you’re at the heart of it!

SAIL IRELAND’S LONGEST RIVER AND CRUISE IRELAND’S 3RD LARGEST LAKE

In a spacious private cruiser, a zippy powerboat, or in a story-filled replica of a Viking Knarr, from here you can cruise north up Lough Ree or south along the Shannon to Clonmacnoise.

Shannon & Lakes

CYCLE IRELAND’S NEWEST GREENWAY

Enjoy 40km of brilliant biking along the Old Rail Trail that stretches from
Athlone to Mullingar. Or challenge yourself to 50kms of hill climbing in the spectacular Slieve Bloom Mountains.

Old Rail Trail

LEARN TO CARVE ANCIENT BOG OAK FROM A MASTER

Be inspired at the award winning Ballinahown Eco village and see hand bog oak carvings that are prized the world over. Try it yourself too!

Ballinahown

SLIDE THE WORLD’S LARGEST INFLATABLE WATERSLIDE

Spread over 400 sq. meters, Baysports is a team building adventure that’s sure to thrill! And the world’s largest inflatable waterslide is quite simply ‘enormous’ fun. Try kayaking and rafting teambuilding fun too.

Baysports

TASTE THE WATER OF LIFE AT KILBEGGAN DISTILLERY

Take a tour of this lovingly restored distillery and immerse yourself in over 250 years of the traditional craft of whiskey making.

Kilbeggan

VISIT THE LUAN GALLERY AND BE INSPIRED BY ART

With a new collection of Irish and International art on display every 2 months, Luan Gallery’s exhibitions are always a feast for the eyes.

Luan Gallery

ZIPLINE THROUGH THE TREETOPS AT LOUGH KEY FOREST PARK

Ireland’s only canopy walk amd first high wire aerial forest adventure. Perfect for invigorating team building days away.

Lough Key

“ATHLONE IS A VIBRANT AND HAPPENING FOOD DESTINATION”

John and Sally McKenna’s Guides – Discover award winning restaurants.

Restaurants

6 STUNNING GOLF COURSES

Enjoy a relaxing round or a test for champions and enjoy stunning scenery on some of Ireland’s finest parkland courses.

Golf Courses

HAVE A SIP IN IRELAND’S OLDEST PUB!

Sean’s Bar dates back to 900AD and was home to the innkeeper the town was named after. Described by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s most incredible bars, a visit here is not to be missed.

Sean's Bar