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Discover Local

Discover local hidden gems with our guide to all that Athlone has to offer.

Athlone has a range of fantastic local boutiques and shopping centres with high street favourites including Zara, H&M, and designer labels like Tommy Hilfiger at the heart of Athlone Town Centre. Take a trip to Burgess Department store, Ireland’s longest established department store.

From the sawdust on the floor, to the live music from the band, Sean’s bar is a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike. Experience the ‘Craic agus Ceol’ in a cozy bar located in the heart of Athlone. Sample Sean’s very own Irish Whiskey. Sean’s Bar is Ireland’s oldest pub.

Enjoy a pint in Ireland’s oldest bar or party the night away with great bars and live entertainment until late in Athlone, at the heart of great nights and even better memories. Enjoy signature cocktails in the newly renovated S Bar and Bistro in Sheraton.


Athlone is home to so many unique and tasty cafes throughout the town. From sandwich bars and vegan menus to locally sourced produce and home-baked goods, visitors are spoilt for choice. Why not take a  break in Harvest Homemade Café with a healthy salad, carvery dinner or delicious treats.

Athlone is home to well known Easons and Book Station however for those who love to get lost in a hidden gem, John’s Bookshop is a must! They sell antiquarian, used, rare, and a few new books. They also sell original documents, signed first editions, photographs, and a few paintings.