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See the Unseen

From €79 PPS B&B Double & €270 B&B per Family

Unearth the hidden gems and secret corners that exist within the comfort of our own backyards.

Embark on a journey to the heart of Ireland and discover the enchanting town of Athlone, a gem nestled along the majestic River Shannon. Here, adventure and history blend seamlessly, offering an experience like no other.

Begin your day with the Greenway Cycle, where the whispering breeze accompanies you along the scenic path, weaving through lush landscapes and opening up to breath-taking views.  As the day unfolds, find yourself stepping into Sean’s Bar, not just a pub, but a portal to the past. Holding the title of the oldest pub in Ireland, and possibly the world, its walls echo tales of yore, inviting you to create your own stories over a pint of the finest local brew.

For the gourmands, Athlone presents a culinary delight with Thyme Restaurant and The Fatted Calf, each a haven of gastronomic pleasure. The Athlone Town Centre beckons shoppers and strollers alike, with its vibrant array of shops and cafes, it’s a bustling hub where culture, commerce, and community come together under the open sky.

Take to the waters with a Viking Cruise, where the river’s currents carry you through stories of ancient warriors and settlers, the landscape a canvas of historical splendour. And as the sun begins to dip, the Dún na Sí Heritage Park awaits. A cultural treasure, it offers a walk through time in its folk park, a celebration of Irish heritage that’s both educational and enchanting.

Explore Athlone

Why not explore the acclaimed Michelin-listed eatery, The Fatted Calf? Situated on Church Street in Athlone, this unique restaurant is the brainchild of husband-and-wife duo Feargal and Fiona O’Donnell. It’s the perfect destination for a delightful lunch experience, offering a menu crafted from locally sourced ingredients and prepared to perfection.

Embark on an adventure through Ireland’s Hidden Heartland aboard a Viking Tour cruise along the River Shannon in an authentic Viking replica boat. Choose your journey, upstream to the splendid Lough Ree or downstream towards the historic monastic site of Clonmacnoise.

Discover the vibrant energy of Athlone Town Centre, a bustling shopping destination that’s brimming with life! With over 60 retail brands to explore, including JD Sports, River Island, and Tommy Hilfiger, there’s something for everyone. And when hunger strikes during your shopping spree, fret not – indulge in a bite to eat at O’Brien’s or Quigley’s, and recharge with a refreshing coffee from Starbucks!

If you’re in the mood for an evening drink, don’t miss Sean’s Bar, Ireland’s oldest pub! Step into a welcoming ambiance with sawdust-covered floors, engaging company, and music every night of the week. The lively atmosphere and endless craic make it a place you won’t want to leave!

Embark on the scenic Greenway, stretching an impressive 43km through the heart of the Midlands. Along this picturesque trail, the section from Athlone to Moate offers a captivating journey spanning 14.5km. As you pedal through this serene landscape, you’ll be surrounded by lush green fields and the melodic chirping of birds. Don’t miss the opportunity to pass by Dún na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park, adding an extra layer of charm to your unforgettable day out on the Greenway.

Discover Dun na si Amenity Park an enchanting park featuring the captivating Scéal Exhibition at Comhaltas Teach Cheoil, a Heritage Trail, Vintage Museum, and Pet Farm. Explore scenic Walking Trails, lush Native Irish Woodland, a unique Turlough, and a delightful Playground. Complete your visit at The Pantry Café for treats and tales.