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Things to do in Athlone

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Our local castle that’s really worth visiting and that explains the history of Athlone through the ages. Being on the Shannon added hugely to its importance as a location for protection. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you are going to do a day trip to Athlone, make sure to visit the oldest bar in the world. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“There are a wide range of shops here from Next, to Easons, H&M, Fields Jewelers, Monsoon, Zara, River Island, Tommy Hilfger, Clarks Shoes & a variety of eateries & lots more.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Our stunning local gallery that features exhibitions of Ireland’s best artists - often on loan from other large museums in Ireland. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A little expensive but the food is very good, worth a try if you fancy treating yourself. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“This is a Thai restaurant which is less than 5 minutes away on foot which offers an attractive in house and take away menu. They serve both lunch and dinner”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Contains shops such as Tesco, Penneys, Lifestyle Sports, Gamestop, Specsavers and more.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We were blown away by the food in its old incarnation as a country pub. In its smart new location it was just as good. Main courses are in the €22-28 range, but there is an Early Bird menu too.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“This Viking boat run by Michael McDonnell is an excellent way to experience the river Shannon and / or Lough Ree by water. It’s possible to visit Clonmacnoise by water from Athlone. Leave lots of time for this trip. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellen food and service. A little more on the expensive side but worth it.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“An 18-hole course, 'set in panoramic parkland surroundings, overlooking the majestic Lough Ree'. Next to the 4-star Hodson Bay Hotel. Open to visitors.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
  • 2 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Beautiful and busy Italian restaurant with reasonable prices. Characterful waiters and delicious dishes. Try the Rigatoni Al Cartocio for an eventful presentation!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Premise
“Small but pretty park on the eastern bank of the River Shannon which gives lovely views of the old bridge, the church and barracks across the river. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“If you are going to do a day trip to Athlone, make sure to visit the oldest bar in the world. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A little expensive but the food is very good, worth a try if you fancy treating yourself. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“This is a Thai restaurant which is less than 5 minutes away on foot which offers an attractive in house and take away menu. They serve both lunch and dinner”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We were blown away by the food in its old incarnation as a country pub. In its smart new location it was just as good. Main courses are in the €22-28 range, but there is an Early Bird menu too.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Excellen food and service. A little more on the expensive side but worth it.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Beautiful and busy Italian restaurant with reasonable prices. Characterful waiters and delicious dishes. Try the Rigatoni Al Cartocio for an eventful presentation!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you enjoy Italian food but are a little tired of the same dishes try something Lebanese instead. Al Mezza has a great reputation for tasty dishes from the eastern side of the Mediterranean sea. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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