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Introducing Athlone

Set on the banks of the Shannon, the thriving town of Athlone is a magnet for river traffic and is one of Ireland's most vibrant towns.

The Shannon splits this former garrison town in two, with most businesses and services sitting on its eastern bank. In the shadow of Athlone Castle, the western bank is an enchanting jumble of twisting streets, colourfully painted houses, historic pubs, antique shops and old book binders, as well as some outstanding restaurants.