News & Events

  • 26 Aug Shop, Relax, Repeat

    Escape to Athlone this Autumn for a fantastic shopping experience that caters to all tastes, styles and budgets. Shop till you drop with plenty of choice; unique, independently owned businesses, the best high street brands, shopping centres and Burgess Department store among others.   Book......

  • 21 Aug Go with the flow in Athlone this Autumn

    If you think tourism has looked a bit frantic over the summer, a slow break in Athlone could be just the ticket for your Autumn break away. Inspired by the River Shannon, lazily meandering south from Lough Ree, Athlone is embracing slow tourism with enthusiasm.......

  • 18 Aug Adventure awaits you in Athlone

    If you are looking for an escape for the day, then why not head to Athlone for a day filled with unique experiences and unlimited fun.   Athlone is easily accessible; you can hop on the train, it’s less than 90 minutes from Dublin and......

  • 13 Aug Athlone Afternoon Tea Delights

    Afternoon Tea is a luxurious, decadent experience and ideal way to catch up with friends and family.   What better way to spend an afternoon than unwinding with a chat, miniature sweet treats and dainty savoury bites in beautiful surroundings.   Afternoon Tea at Radisson......

  • 11 Aug Athlone is open and waiting to welcome you

    Athlone is open, with many businesses ready and waiting to welcome you and your family back in this summer. There may be new measures in place to keep you safe, but you will be greeted by friendly faces ready to make your visit an enjoyable......

  • 05 Aug Ireland AM visit Athlone

    Alan Hughes and Chef Edward Hayden from Ireland AM recently visited Athlone to explore and discover hidden gems with Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands.   First up was an action-packed visit to Baysports for a fun filled morning of water activities on the award-winning floating slides, rockers......

  • 05 Aug Top 7 activities for under 7’s

    Have a look at some of the things to do during your next family Staycation to Athlone and discover all the Hidden Heartlands has to offer. Remember you can also bring the bikes and check out the Old Rail Trail.   Our top 7 activities......

  • 28 Jul Relax and reconnect with friends this Bank Holiday Weekend

    This summer it’s all about taking time for you. Time to relax and time to reconnect with friends. Make it your time to rediscover Ireland – there’s so much on offer to make your weekend one to remember.   Athlone, the dead centre of Ireland......

  • 22 Jul Immerse yourself in local lore and the hidden history with Athlone tours

    Taking a tour when you’re on holiday is a fabulous way to discover new tastes or new places and really get ‘under the skin’ of your destination. Athlone has some really interesting options to try; some are in the lovely medieval town, others explore the......

  • 13 Jul Explore 42km of the Old Rail Trail

    Looking for peace, quiet and somewhere off the beaten trail to take a cycle or a walk? Try the Old Rail Trail, a long-distance cycling and walking trail which passes through the heart of the Irish midlands. It connects Athlone with Mullingar while passing through......

  • 08 Jul Reconnect with heritage and culture this summer in Athlone

    Make sure Athlone is top of the list for your Staycation plans this Summer. Reconnect and get ready to explore Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands where you’ll find plenty to do for all the family. Fill your days with culture and heritage and use Athlone as your......

  • 08 Jul Crowded Thresholds opens at Luan Gallery this Summer

    Crowded Thresholds will open at Luan Gallery on 14th July 2020 following its successful opening run as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2019. The exhibition was presented at Farmleigh Gallery in partnership with the Office of Public Works (OPW) and will run until September......

  • 06 Jul Reconnect in Athlone, at the Heart of the Hidden Heartlands

    Halfway between Dublin and Galway, located on the river Shannon and Lough Ree, Athlone has truly emerged as one of Ireland’s top destination for Staycations. With top attractions including Clonmacnoise, Athlone Castle, Baysports at Hodson Bay and tours on the Shannon. You can even try......

  • 12 Mar Free entry to top attractions this Easter with National Tourism Day

    Tourism Day 2020 is an event that celebrates Irish tourism and will take place on Friday 17th April. Over a hundred attractions and venues all over the country will offer free places and entry to the public. The aim of Tourism Day is to encourage......

  • 11 Mar Plan your Staycation with an escape to Athlone

    Instead of taking a holiday away this year, why not stay in Ireland and explore all the exciting staycation spots the county has to offer. You don’t need to travel too far to relax and experience something new.  So, plan your staycation and make a......