Free Things to Do in Athlone

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  • Ava
    1 contribution
    We had a lovely family day out in fernhill garden centre yesterday, the staff were extremely helpful and gave great advise on our plants. There is a very happy atmosphere around the place with cheerful music and friendly staff.The kids loved the play area as we enjoyed a coffee in the restaurant. Best of luck with the opening of the new gift shop, I can’t wait to visit again!
    Written 21 August 2021
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  • Tourist797268
    17 contributions
    I was delighted to have time to pop in after visiting the castle opposite.
    A lovely church, grand architecture and peaceful inside. Lovely crib scene and Christmas trees.
    Written 19 December 2021
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  • Jacqueline R
    Cork, Cork, Ireland497 contributions
    The gallery is located on the river and the light pouring in through the glass lined corridor is stunning in itself.

    The gallery features different local artists and is well worth a visit. Some beautiful thought provoking pieces on display.

    Their is currently no admission charge.
    Written 6 October 2020
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  • barrakelly
    Dublin, Ireland188 contributions
    Easy, flat looped walk. Good starting point is at the quays by the castle. The trail runs mostly along the Shannon but loops around inland by a small canal.
    Written 31 August 2020
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  • d22randy
    Anchorage, AK224 contributions
    We had Sean's Bar on our bucket list for Ireland! What a treat! We got there not too long after they opened. We struck up a conversation with the gal at the bar and she gave us. the complete lowdown on the history of the bar. Fascinating!

    I'd say Sean's has done a great job at melding the old with the new!
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Orla M
    Dublin, Ireland114 contributions
    A group of 18 of us reserved an area in The Snug for the afternoon of a hen party this weekend. We cannot thank the team enough for how well they looked after us! Right through from our initial enquiry to the day itself they went above and beyond at every turn, had the craic with us and it never for a second felt like anything was an inconvenience for them (which is no easy feat with a group of nordies requesting every cocktail under the sun!). The food options, provided by Pavarottis restaurant next door, were fantastic too and helped keep us going before we headed out for dinner in the evening. I couldn't recommend The Snug enough for any groups heading to Athlone, or even just people looking to head in for a few pints and a match. Thank you so much guys, we will 100% be back next time we're in Athlone!
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Mark Leonard
    Nottingham2 contributions
    Had a night out in Athlone last weekend and we ended up in the Malt House pub for our night. Great selection of craft and regular beers, chilled out and friendly vibe and staff were very friendly and engaging. Lovely crowd with an old school rock vibe, live band too were brilliant, great spot and we ll defo be back 😁😎 👍🏼
    Written 19 April 2019
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  • Jj
    Ireland5 contributions
    Brilliant pub in the heart of athlone . Top class bar food, lovely atmosphere proper traditional Irish bar. Brilliant cocktails. Excellent service from the staff, Peter , Mark & Flow are the bomb. Had us laughing all evening and seeing theM bounce off one another and laughing and joking
    Written 22 April 2022
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  • Brian M
    2 contributions
    Here for a night out with a good pal. Was initially out for a walk but found this gem of a public house. Could hear the music and good atmosphere before I even opened the door. Started off with a lovely pint of Guinness (The best in Athlone followed by the Bailey) followed with a couple hot whiskeys. Was a great experience made even better with the service from Rob , Kellie , Shauna , James , Paddy Guinness , Neil , Seamus and Paulie T on the door. Unfortunately didn’t get to meet the fabulous Ogara brothers who iv heard so much about. Will definitely be back!!
    Written 4 February 2022
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  • Patrick141964
    Dublin, Ireland21 contributions
    Beautiful old style pub.
    We’ve passed by it for many years.Always wondering was it as nice as it seemed from the outside.We were not disappointed.The Guinness was top notch,as in beautiful.We were served by a friendly young lad who works the weekends.He told us a bit about the pub and chatted away.The whole experience from the ambience,the pint to the service was second to none.Can’t wait to go there again.
    Written 26 February 2022
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  • Anna O
    1 contribution
    Just went for drinks and we got the Prosecco and nibbles. Jenna and Connor made us feel so welcome and couldn’t be nicer to us. They were so attentive and really made our night. I have already booked my sisters and Mam in for a girls night after such a good night.
    Written 30 November 2019
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  • Travelling_with_kids
    Athlone, Ireland121 contributions
    Penneys is what keeps golden island going. It's a great penneys.
    Tescos isn't the best. Theres nice tescos in nearly towns.
    Boots, elverys, Wallis and swamp are also good in here
    Written 29 December 2019
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  • ED17654
    Athlone, Ireland1 contribution
    Good atmosphere, friendly staff and great location. Overall good bar. Would definitely recommend to everyone.
    Written 23 June 2017
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