Located on the River Shannon, Athlone is a town known for its commercial districts and water sports. It is surrounded by counties such as Roscommon, Westmeath, Monksland and Galway. Athlone used to be part of Roscommon, but since it is technically outside the city boundaries, it is considered as a separate town. It is considered as the commercial capital of the Irish Midlands and is located near the geographical center of Ireland, near Carnagh East.
Athlone is one of those places that you would definitely visit if you are looking for a relaxing time. It is a relatively small town without the noise and the hustle and bustle of big cities, but is located near bigger cities that you can visit once you’re done with the small town. Once you’ve decided to give Athlone a shot, then you must first book a flight to Ireland. It would also be better if you look for accommodations online, if possible. It would also be better if you would book online for car rental in Athlone, just so you would have the convenience of time and mobility. Once you’ve done these preliminary things, then it’s time to pack your bags and start your vacation.
One of the first things that you’ll notice when you visit Athlone is the picturesque River Shannon, complete an old style bridge and other old buildings. Hire a car in Athlone and drive around town to savor the majestic view of the river. You can also drop by the Athlone Castle, St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, and St. Peter and Paul’s Church located near the river. You can also drop by the other establishments along the way to make your tour more worthwhile. Don’t forget to grab some Irish delicacies when you have the chance.
Athlone’s location near major bodies of water is perfect for various water sports like kayaking or rowing, as well as other water activities like cruising and sailing. Rent a car in Athlone and head on over to the docks in Athlone for some water sports. Once you’re done with water sports, spend time in the Golden Island Shopping Center or Athlone Town Centre for some shopping, food and drinks. Buy local products for your friends back home. You can even buy some food products if there are some available.
Nothing beats a relaxing vacation to revive your body and soul. Head on over to Athlone for a laid-back and stress-free vacation. You’ll surely enjoy the majestic view and all the activities that you can do in town. Your vacation will never be as enjoying as any other.
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