6 days in Athlone & Roscommon Itinerary

6 days in Athlone & Roscommon Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Athlone
1
Athlone
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Roscommon
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
End: Athlone

2
nights
Athlone

Athlone ©
The largest town on the River Shannon has earned the moniker of Gateway to the West for its strategic location; visitors are attracted to Athlone for its vibrant streets.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Viking Tours Ireland as well as Sean's Bar. Venture out of the city with trips to Costello Memorial Chapel (in Carrick-on-Shannon), Kinvara Harbour (in Kinvara) and Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum and explore the galleries of Church of Saints Peter & Paul.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Athlone tour itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Cork Airport. October in Athlone sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Roscommon.

Things to do in Athlone

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

Side Trips

Costello Memorial Chapel, Kinvara Harbour, Aillwee Cave
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Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum ©
Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum
Sean's Bar ©
Sean's Bar
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

3
nights
Roscommon

Roscommon ©
Roscommon is the county town of County Roscommon in Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sacred Heart Church. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): work some fitness into your day at Belleek Castle Museum, learn about all things military at Admiral Brown Centre, thenexamine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, thensee the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Roscommon Castle, walk around Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, thendiscover the riches below the earth's surface at Arigna Mining Experience, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mel's Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Roscommon tour itinerary site.

Roscommon is very close to Athlone. In October, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Roscommon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Foxford, Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, Belleek Castle Museum, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life ©
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum