"Oooh...cannons....!" Athlone Tip by orlikins

Athlone, Ireland: 2 reviews and 2 photos

  Taken from the top of Athlone Castle
by orlikins

Athlone Castle is on the riverbank, on the Roscommon side. It's not particularly imposing but when you climb up the turrets, you get a great view of the river and the town, which I'll post up once the pics are developed.

Inside the castle there are exhibitions about the history of Athlone, of course. The castle played an important part during the Siege of Athlone in 1691.

Anyway, after that hullabaloo, the castle was taken over and the army only vacated the castle a few years ago and it's now open to the public.

Website: http://www.discoverireland.ie

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 1, 2002
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