Things to do

Nestled in the centre of Irelands Hidden Heartlands, we are the perfect base to explore from.

Maps / Cycling Routes

This is a list of popular activities and attractions in our area. We are always available to help you get the best from your break with us.

Athlone Tourist Office

Located on Castle street, help is at hand to plan your trip with local input and advice.

Glendeer Pet farm

Close to Athlone this family run pet farm has something for all ages with indoor and outdoor activities, coffee shop and picnic area.

Athlone Equestrian Centre

Established in 2006 this rurally located yet only 3 miles from town centre, groups and individuals can avail of riding lessons and pony trekking through a local forest.

Athlone Viking Ship Cruises

Departing several times daily from the quayside near Athlone Castle this Viking Longboat tours Lough Ree as well as visiting Clonmacnoise and Hodson Bay Hotel including stop off and pick up from these places. Do a Viking helmet and enjoy the guided information.

Lough Boora Discovery Park

Located about 30km from Athlone this reclaimed peat bog has a beautiful visitor centre and restaurant. It has extensive walking and cycling trails on flat terrain with reasonably priced bike hire for all ages. Play areas, picnic benches and a fairy trail entice while a sculpture trail is most enjoyable. A great day out for all ages.

Corlea Trackway Centre

Located near the village of kenagh Co,Longford, 20km from our glampsite and near a cycle path, this glass floored building is built over an iron age road from 148bc that was built through the boglands. This oak road is the largest uncovered in Europe.

Athlone Castle

Athlone Castle Visitor museum in the centre of town and overlooking the mighty Shannon river this 13th century Norman castle museum relates the history of the castle itself, the town and surrounding areas in an interactive manner.

Lakeside Boat Hire

Boats available by day or half day for those with or without experience.

Luan Gallery

Opened in 2012 on the banks of the River Shannon this art gallery has varied displays and stunning views for all tastes. Free entry is an added bonus!

Derryglad Folk Museum

Located a few km from athlone in Co.Roscommon, this privately owned museum houses 5000 items showcasing the history of farm and folk life in rural Ireland from the 18th century to modern times.

Clonmacnoise Monastery

21km from Athlone, this early Christian site features the ruins of a cathedral, two round towers, three stunningly intricate High Crosses and seven Churches to name but some of its appeal. Located on the River Shannon, it has also been visited by Pope John Paul.