Athlone Information


Athlone Information

Athlone is a bustling historical town located in the lake lands of Ireland. Its strategic position on the River Shannon led to development here throughout history, it is also known as the gateway to the West as it had, for some time, the only bridge crossing the River Shannon. Today tourists flock from around the country and indeed the world to take in from top tourist attractions such as Athlone Castle, the many water ways in the area, and the excellent shopping in the town.

Athlone is well within driving distance of Dublin, Galway, and Knock Airport so it is a great place to start your adventure in Ireland. Europcar Athlone is located at the Athlone Motorpark in Monksland. Our location can cater to leisure customers and business customers, availing of the flexible short, medium and long term business fleet management service offered by Europcar and customers renting a van.


If you would prefer to spend time exploring something more refined and indoors, look no further than the fine listings of arts and theatre displays in Athlone. The Luan Gallery has been open since November 2012. They display a glass section that is covering a boardwalk. They focus on both local artists as well as international displays of art. Athlone has many theatres including the Athlone Little Theatre, Dean Crowe Theatre, Passionfruit Theatre, and Tuar Ard. Each corporation is fully dedicated to putting on the latest and greatest theatrical displays at a reasonable price for everyone.

Athlone is home to many festivals and gatherings that display traditional Irish cultures and awareness. Several festivals take place during the span of a month and capture the interests of several different people. For example, in June the featured festivals are heritage dances, car shows, live music, football training, Athlone Agri show, and the Lecarrow Walk/Run for Cystic Fibrosis.

One of Athlone’s many claims to fame is its Guinness World Record, being home to the oldest pub in Ireland. Sean’s Bar as it’s known today dates back to 900 AD, it may even be the oldest pub in the world and is waiting for Guinness World Records to finish their investigation into this.


If you are visiting Athlone with your family, don't think that we haven't plenty of events for the little kiddies too! If you visit the Athlone Regional Sports Centre your kids can get some energy out before going to sure thing little kiddy adventure at the Glendeer Pet Farm. There is also the Athlone Leisure World as well as the Krazy Kids Fun Factory! Plenty of these places have activities for children under the age of twelve. This may include bowling or astro-turf football. Of course, don't forget that the water activities are also very good for children too. Arrange a family boat tour today! 

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