Athlone Video Travel Guides

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1. Athlone

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The River Shannon which divides the town - is a major attraction, offering fishing and boating experiences..

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Athlone

2. Clonmacnoise

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Just a few miles down river from Athlone is the monastic settlement at Clonmacnoise. The settlement dates back to St. Ciaran who founded the first monastery in 546..

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Clonmacnoise

3. South of Clonmacnoise

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Below the monastic settlement there are a number of small villages, river crossings, castles and churches which are worth visiting..

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Shannonbridge

4. Lough Ree

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Just north of the town of Athlone lies Lough Ree - the lough is navigable and provides excellent fishing opportunities..

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Lough Ree

5. Birr

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Birr Castle and town have been associated with Astronomy since 1845 when the Leviathan telescope was built..

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Birr Castle

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Copyright Moving Postcards Aug 22 2016

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