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Athlone Town

View of the bridge and river in Athlone town


Athlone is a town on the border of County Roscommon and County Westmeath, Ireland. It is located on the River Shannon near the southern shore of Lough Ree. Athlone is your perfect base to reconnect with family and friends, to discover Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. Our great location means that you are just a short stroll from an array of shops including Athlone Shopping Centre, nightclubs, great restaurants, bars (including the oldest pub in Ireland – Seán’s Bar).

There are also an array of local attractions and activities to see and do in County Westmeath and nearby surrounding areas. Our hotel is the prime location to explore the very best Athlone has to offer. Visitors are spoiled for choice with such a wide range of options for every interest making it the perfect base for all kinds of exploration.


Athlone town has a wealthy of history including the famous Athlone Castle, built in 1129 which is located at the historical centre of the town.

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Clonmacnoise is an early Christian monastic site which dates back to the mid-6th century and is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s best tourist attractions. Located on the eastern bank of the River Shannon and just a short 30-minute drive from The Prince of Wales Hotel.

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Savour the finest Irish whiskey in Ireland’s oldest licensed distillery dating back to 1757 and discover how Irish whiskey was made in the past.

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The equestrian centre in Athlone welcomes all families, couples, groups and individuals from beginners to competition levels and prides itself in providing a safe and fun learning experience.

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