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Ancient Waters of Athlone and Lough Ree

From centuries-old pubs to a booming restaurant scene, Athlone is a bustling, vibrant destination surrounded by some of the most spectacular natural landscapes in Ireland.....


Athlone is a town layered with little surprises. As you wander the streets around the left bank, duck down quiet alleys or amble the leafy paths along the River Shannon, you get the sense of a place rooted both to its past and to the waters that flow through it.

Explore the nature trail along the Shannon banks, gaze upstream and it doesn’t take much to imagine Brian Boru and his army appearing through the watery mists back in 1001.  Beneath the calm, you can almost hear the echo of centuries defined by sieges and raids, battles and attacks.

   

   

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