Athlone Travel Guide

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Athlone is located in the centre of Ireland. With a population of approximately 35,000 (within a three mile radius) it is a small pleasant town. The modern name Athlone comes from two words 'Ath' meaning ford or crossing and 'Luain' a man's name, meaning the ford of Luain.

Throughout the centuries, Athlone has developed from a rural market town and military base into the industrial and commerical capital of the midlands. Its beautiful riverside location, opening onto the largest lake on the river Shannon, is the cornerstone of its outstanding natural beauty and enchanting atmosphere. There are quite a few things to do and see in town, so it is worth it to stop over on your way from Dublin to Galway.



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