On your travels west in the county, you can visit Locke’s Distillery Museum in Kilbeggan – believed to be the oldest pot still distillery in the world! Athlone is a vibrant town built on the River Shannon overlooked by its famous Castle. It has a special buzz with it’s boating activities where you can rent a boat or go for a scenic cruise out to Lough Ree or to nearby famous Clonmacnoise.
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