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Athlone Town Centre Regeneration and Enhancement


To build on the success of the Church Street Public Realm Enhancement, to create a vibrant town centre, with inviting streetscapes that entice pedestrians and patrons to explore and discover the heart of Athlone.


Athlone Town Centre Regeneration Master Plan

Athlone Town Centre Master Plan


The proposed design will enhance the streetscape at this important gateway to Athlone Town Centre through:

  • the proposed pedestrianisation of Sean Costello Street.
  • kerb & junction realignment to widen existing footpaths.
  • improvements to vehicular traffic management at key junctions.
  • and provision of safe pedestrian crossing points for all town centre users.


Current Status

McAdam Design were appointed in August 2020 to deliver and supervise the public realm enhancement scheme from Part 8 planning consent to construction.

Part 8 Planning consent was approved at the June Meeting of Westmeath County Council.

The Regeneration Project Team and McAdam Design are continuing to progress the detailed design of the scheme.

In March 2021 Westmeath County Council secured €4.125m in Urban Regeneration and Development Funding, with matched funding from Westmeath County Council a total budget of €4.5m to deliver the Athlone Town Centre Regeneration and Public Realm Enhancement scheme. The project is funded under Project Ireland 2040.

Ground Investigation works commenced on Mardyke St, Sean Costello St and Pump Lane on the 29th of September 2021. 

These works will be carried out Monday to Friday form 7pm to 7am.  Works are programmed for duration of 4 weeks.

Artists Impression Sean Costello Street

Artists Impression — Sean Costello Street



Artist Impression – Sweeny’s Corner

Artists Impression — Sweeny's Corner


The Regeneration Team can be contacted at

Regeneration Project Team,
Westmeath County Council,
Áras an Chontae,
Co. Westmeath. N91 FH4N
Tel. 044-9332000
Email: regen@westmeathcoco.ie