Athlone Town is situated in the very centre of Ireland. It is an energetic and historic town whose most dominant geographical feature is the River Shannon which flows through the centre of the town. Athlone is a popular destination for pleasure boats navigating the River Shannon, while the historic buildings surrounding Athlone Castle are as old as they are fascinating. Europcar offer a full service car and van rental operation on the outskirts of Athlone Town.
Athlone Town Centre is a picturesque town with many popular tourist attractions, both on land and on water. The history of Athlone started during the 12th Century when a bridge was first built to cross the river. To protect the bridge a fort was then constructed, which evolved into the Athlone Castle you see today. To the South of Athlone is Clonmacnoise, a monastery founded in 546, the ruins of which are still standing today and is well worth a visit.
Athlone Castle has evolved from an original timber fort built during the 12th Century, and today stands as an impressive circular defensive stone castle. The castle is open to the public with both an Art Gallery and a visitor interpretation centre on offer. The interpretation centre tells the story of the history of the castle and surrounding areas, with 8 exhibits that tell the story of the castle, Athlone and the River Shannon.
From the Europcar location in Athlone Town, customers can rent cars for any occasion or choose from a range of small, medium or large vans to move furniture or any other large item. Companies in Athlone can also avail of the flexible corporate rental product offered by Europcar. For more information about the Europcar corporate rental solution for managing company fleets, click here.
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Athlone Town is a picturesque town situated along the River Shannon.
The area has a rich history with regard to castles, genealogy and Christian heritage.
At the heart of Athlone, both topographically and generally, is the Athlone Castle.
The castle today is possibly the most important tourist attraction in Athlone today.
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