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48 Hours in Athlone

See What Makes Athlone so Special

Trying to suss out what to do in the quaint, city of Athlone? Well, we’ve just scrambled a whole list of hotspots for you & the family to uncover! Make the most of your trip with this 2 Day itinerary

Day 1


Shannon Banks Nature Trail

Say hello to the new day, with a refreshing walk along the banks of the River Shannon and the Old Canal. Keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife & fish shimming past! 

Late Morning

Portlick Millennium Forest Walk

Puckered up for adventure, spin off to Portlick Millennium Forest. With fairy lodgings dotted on the trees , it’s a hit with the kids! As you thread along the shoreline of Lough Rea, take in the sweeping views.


Dún na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park

Just 10 minutes from Athlone in Moate, you find Dún na Amenity & Heritage Park, a wonderful get away that’s full of natural beauty. Get ready to travel back in time as you  wander through the Teach Ceoil, the ring fort with its stone-age buildings, the hedge school & many more. Whether you fancy a walk in the fresh air or a real taste of history, a visit to Dún na is sure to delight. 

Late Afternoon

Rindoon Medieval Town

Discover Ireland’s best kept secret, Rinn Dúin (Rindoon) a 13th century abandoned medieval town. This place has slept undisturbed for centuries.  You won’t find any visit centre around here, this is the real deal! Just a few kilometres away you’ll find the village of Lecarrow. With two great pubs and one of the best restaurants in the country, it’s the perfect place to relax after a stroll through time.



After a fun filled day with all the family, return to the Radisson Blu Athlone for a well earned meal in Quayside Lounge.  Weather Dependent, dine outside on the beautiful terrace area which overlooks the River Shannon. Subject to availability a BBQ may be an option.  

Day 2


Horse Riding

Find yourself in an idyllic country setting,  cut off from Athlone Town. Gallop to Athlone Equestrian Centre and spend the morning trotting about! Regardless of your age or riding ability your needs will be catered for.


Bay Sports

Put your foot on the pedal & speed along to Ireland’s largest inflatable Waterpark. With so much fun predicted, kids eats your heart out! With a range of other activities including kayaking, rafting, boat trips & much more, we’re sure you’ll find just about anything for everyone!


Late Afternoon

Woodview Mini Golf Course

After you get all dried up, hop in the car & spin to Woodview Mini Golf only 5 minutes from Bay Sports. It offers a wide variety of shots and difficult breaking greens.  A great family outing is guaranteed!




After a fun filled day with all the family, return to the Radisson Blu Athlone for a delicious meal in The Brasserie. 

Explorers Kids Club

Open seasonally during children’s school holiday periods, The Explorers Kids’ Club is the place to be for little ones to be entertained. Enjoy an impressive selection of fully-supervised seasonal indoor and outdoor activities for them to expend all their bundles of energy.