Athlone attractions

Top Choice Castle in Athlone

Athlone Castle

Inside this low, hulking 13th-century riverside castle, modern displays bring to life the tumultuous history of the town and detail life here through the ages. The highlight is the cacophonous Siege Experience, whic…
Park in Athlone

Dún na Sí Heritage Park

Situated 19km east of Athlone, this engaging folk park has a recreated ring fort, a portal dolmen, a lime kiln, a Mass rock, a farmhouse, a fisherman's cottage and a forge. Also here are a sensory garden, a parkland…
Church in Athlone

Church of St Peter & St Paul

Designed by Irish architect Ralph Byrne and completed in 1939, this colossal neoclassical church stands opposite Athlone Castle. Its stained-glass images of St Peter, St Paul, St Patrick, the Last Judgement and Purg…
Gallery in Athlone

Luan Gallery

On the river opposite the castle, this contemporary art gallery has rotating exhibitions by top Irish artists.