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  • 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......

  • 10 Mar Destination Athlone launches 2020 programme

    POSTPONED: Athlone Chamber of Commerce with Destination Athlone has made the decision to postpone the event. Apologies for any inconvenience. We will be in touch with a new date in the coming weeks.   Destination Athlone, in conjunction with Athlone Chamber of Commerce, are launching......

  • 05 Mar Why Athlone Towncentre’s Harvest Homemade is so Homemade

    At 4am, when most of us are tucked up in bed, Ola turns on the lights in her dedicated pastry kitchen. Ola’s love for baking is palpable as she powers on the ovens to begin a new day. For the past few weeks, there has......

  • 02 Mar Athlone sweeps the boards at Irish Restaurant Awards

    Athlone’s position as a gastronomic destination was firmly consolidated at the Leinster Regional Final of Irish Restaurant Awards on Wednesday 26th February where the top restaurants in each county for 2020 were announced and the town claimed no less than 14 wins out of 16......

  • 27 Feb Leap into Athlone this weekend

    We’ve an extra day this weekend, how will you spend it?   Treat yourself and book a getaway to experience luxury accommodation at the Sheraton Athlone Hotel. Take advantage of their Sweetest Leap Year Deal with 29% off all suites this March and April. This......

  • 13 Feb Midterm Adventures in Athlone

    Mid-term is fast approaching, so we’ve compiled a list of exciting activities for you and your family to make sure everyone has an enjoyable few days off. There’s plenty of choice from outdoor adventures to cultural activities alike. Keep boredom at bay.   The Lough......

  • 10 Feb A Valentine’s Ale brewed in the heart of Ireland

    Brand new for St. Valentine’s Day 2020 is a chocolate strawberry cream ale from Dead Centre Brewing in Athlone. Revelling in the name ‘Sexy Like A’, the quirky new brew is a one-off, keg-only limited edition from the innovative brewery.   The unusual name ‘Sexy......

  • 05 Feb Celebrate Valentine’s in Athlone

    Plan a romantic getaway in Athlone to spoil that special someone this Valentine’s Weekend. Check out these romantic packages and choose the one to bestow on your beloved. Sweet deals include bottles of bubbly, chocolates and rose petals. Remember Athlone is the town where everything......