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Discover Ireland from Athlone

Explore 5000 years of history


Ideally located in the heart of Athlone, the Prince of Wales Hotel is the perfect destination to explore Ireland’s Ancient East. Commonly referred to as the Gateway to the West, Athlone is a thriving town with centuries of history and heritage just waiting to be explored.
Visit Irelands Ancient East

Ireland’s Ancient East

Step back in time and explore Ireland’s richest monastic site, trek through an abandoned medieval town, experience the mythological and sacred centre of Ireland and taste the magic of Ireland’s oldest distillery.

Located only 5 minutes walk from Athlone Castle, and within 30 minutes of heritage landmarks like Clonmacnoise Monastery and Hill of Ushnagh ceremonial site, the Prince of Wales Hotel is the perfect base for your break away in Ireland’s Ancient East.

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Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands

Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands

Lose yourself in the heartlands of Ireland’s natural beauty, where activity and relaxation are centred around these wonderful rural communities. The Hidden Heartlands lifestyle is showcased by the iconic River Shannon and the Beara Breifne Way.

There is a huge variety of things to do for every generation along the banks of the Shannon, beautiful lakes and quiet rural byways that criss-cross this picturesque part of Ireland.

Take advantage of the leisurely boat trips, active water sports and great scenic fishing spots, with an abundance of walking and cycle trails to explore the rural heartlands and ancient villages in this beautiful part of the country.

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