Nearby & Local Activities
Early Christian Sites of Clonmacnoise
Early Christian sites of Clonmacnoise overlooking the Shannon is a must have experience during your stay with us.
The extensive ruins include a cathedral, castle, round tower, numerous churches, two important high crosses, and a large collection of early Christian grave slabs.
Prices range from 6 euro for an adult and 2 euro for a child with family rates of 14 euro.
Athlone Golf Course: A superb parkland golf course bounded on three sides by picturesque Lough Ree. Its tree lined fairways and undulating terrain make it a true test of golf.
Glasson Golf Club: Glasson golf club has the capacity to overwhelm the setting just outside Athlone – it is simply sublime one of the most interesting you are likely to play.
Esker Hills Golf Club: A Christy O’ Connor Jnr designed masterpiece. It is one of Ireland’s finest golf courses If you are a golfer – never, ever pass this place”. – David Walsh, Sunday Times.
Athlone Castle overlooking the Shannon
Experience an immersive journey through 5,0000 years of history at Athlone Castle Visitor Centre located on the banks of the river Shannon in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands.
The Castle’s Visitor Centre is a major tourist attraction for the town of Athlone. The Keep of the Castle will be used to tell the dramatic story of the famous Siege of Athlone while the other buildings house a modern interpretative centre focusing on Athlone, the Castle and the periods both before and after the Siege. Opening Hrs Tues-Sat 11-5 Sun 12-5
Viking Tours On The Shannon
Scheduled cruises operate from April – September.
Sailing options include:
(i) Cruise on the River Shannon onboard the replica Viking Boat to majestic Lough Ree “Lake of the Kings”.
(ii)Cruise down the River Shannon to the historic Clonmacnoise
Walking & Cycling Trails
The natural terrain lends itself to outdoor activities such as walking and cycling. Its ideal location for a cycling holiday, with a multitude of roads and routes to choose from, be it winding country lanes, grassy hill tracks or smooth national roads.
The Suck Valley Way is an ideal opportunity for a trekker to feel closer to nature and experience some of the most beautiful scenery and wildlife along the way. Arigna Miner’s Walk and Historic Trail takes in some of the best landscapes in Roscommon, as well as parts of neighbouring Leitrim and Sligo.
Athlone International Athletics Arena
The International Athletics Arena Athlone is a prompt favourite for athletics with the introduction of the AIT International Athletics Arena.
The new arena is for everyone. Anyone interested in running on the track or checking out facilities can book a time slot through AIT sports department.
Showcasing national events throughout the year, it’s a must see for any enthusiast.
The Luan Gallery, Athlone’s New Contemporary Art Gallery
The beautiful new art gallery, which stands proudly on the banks of the Shannon combines traditional and modern architecture.
It is the first purpose-built, modern visual art gallery to be located in the midlands.
Opening Hrs Tue-Sat 11-5 Sun 12-5
Athlone Institute Of Technology & AIT International Athletics Arena
AIT (Athlone Institute of Technology) is an award-winning higher education institution located here in the heart of Ireland.
Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) has been designated as a College of Sanctuary in recognition of a range of initiatives demonstrating a commitment to welcoming asylum seekers and refugees into the college community and fostering a culture of inclusion for all.
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