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Take a walk along the River Shannon through the heart of the charming town with Athlone Castle in the background. Dine at amazing restaurants and immerse yourself in the history of the area that’s been in use since the B...

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Start your adventureUncover a warm inviting town with amazing food and pubs, and endless outdoor activities on Lough Ree and the River Shannon.
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Sean's Bar holds the Guinness world record for ‘The Oldest Pub in Ireland’ with an official dating of 900AD. The décor is a testament to the history of Ireland- wattle and wicker walls and old coins on display, a peat fire, sawdust to soak up spilt Guinness and low ceilings.

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