News & Events

  • 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......

  • 16 Jan January family fun in Athlone

    Get out and about in Athlone and enjoy some January family fun and fresh air. Whether you want to spend an energetic afternoon cycling or stroll by the shores of a lake, Athlone has it all with it’s impressive treks and trails. Dust off the......

  • 13 Dec Magical Christmas Market in Civic Square

    The Christmas Market in Count John McCormack Square is bigger and better than ever running for nine days in this, its fourth year. A dozen gorgeous new wooden cabins will transform the civic square into a traditional Christmas Market with an enticing combination of hot......

  • 20 Nov Athlone Lights Up For Christmas

    Athlone Christmas celebrations start in earnest on Sunday 24th November with a Christmas Party and Christmas Lights Launch in Count John McCormack Square. It’s a real community event and everyone is invited so put on your Santa Hat, find that Christmas jumper and come on......