Often, we find ourselves with spare time at weekends & wishing we hopped on a bus and done something productive with our Saturday. Well here’s a suggestion from the fine folk in Citylink Office in coming up with lots of different ways to pass the time in Athlone.
Lough Ree Yacht Club
Lough Ree Yacht Club in Athlone, County Westmeath is the second oldest sailing club in the world.
Founded in 1770, Lough Ree Yacht Club tradition of organised pleasure boating in Athlone goes back to at least 1731. A regatta on the Shannon was amongst the ‘diversions’ promised for a festival week in the town.
The club has very active fleets of Shannon One Designs, Cruisers, Mirrors, Picos and Optimists with racing going on most weekends in one or more classes.
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre
Athlone Castle in Westmeath is a 12th-century castle and family-friendly attraction in the heart of Ireland. See Athlone’s history, people, castle and battles explored and brought to life at Athlone Castle Visitor Centre with modern exhibitions.
Sean’s Bar, Athlone
When you walk into Sean’s Bar in Athlone, the oldest pub in Ireland, you join the uncountable number of visitors who have been stopping here for a drink, a chat and maybe a bit of music for more than a thousand years and we have the distinctions to support it.
No wonder, Sean’s Bar is located in the very heart of Ireland, on the banks of the beautiful River Shannon at its intersection with the Esker Riada – the ancient route carved by glaciers that allowed travellers safe passage across the bog for thousands of years. You can find us just next to Athlone Castle, a 12th century Norman Castle whose residents may have frequented the pub!
Viking Tours Limited
Starting from Athlone in County Westmeath, enjoy a nature cruise on the River Shannon with Viking Tours and experience the Viking and religious history of Lough Ree and historic Clonmacnoise.
Glendeer Open Pet Farm
Glendeer Pet Farm, in County Westmeath, is an interactive experience where people can see, feed and pet animals. Animals include deer, pot belly pigs, llamas, emu, ostrich, goats, donkeys, sheep, monkeys, wallabies and tortoises.