News & Events

  • 13 Jul On your bike, where the Old Rail Trail meets Royal Canal Greenway

    A cyclists dream, you can now cycle along the Old Rail Trail from Athlone and join up with the Royal Canal Greenway. Giving you loads of routes, stops and options along the way. You can turn left and cycle to the end of the greenway......

  • 22 Jun Outdoor dining and hotel stays

    This summer Athlone Hotels have created wonderful outdoor dining experiences open to the public or make the most of your time in Athlone and book your stay today!       Wineport Lodge   To book please call 090 6439010 or email lodge@wineport.ie . For more information......

  • 16 Jun Fun for kids of all ages in Irelands Hidden Heartlands

    Check out all the fun to be had on the water   Viking Tours Ireland Get on board Viking Mikes replica ship and sail down the River Shannon to Irelands most important monastic site Clonmacnoise.   Baysports Baysports is Irelands largest inflatable water park, made......

  • 10 Jun Tracks and Trails with Blathnaid Tracey RTE1

    Don’t miss out on “Tracks & Trails” with Blathnaid Treacy this Friday June 11th at 7:30pm on RTE1.   Delighted to see some of Westmeath’s finest tracks and trails being showcased on the new RTE programme on Friday with the wonderful Irish TV and Radio......

  • 18 May “Light Ballet” along the River Shannon 13th – 20th June 2021

    “Light Ballet” created by Irish light artist Mick Murray & lighting designer Matthew Cregan will showcase a beautiful light display which will transform the skies & surrounding landscape along the River Shannon featuring eight counties over eight days. This display will be visable from up......

  • 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......