6 days in Athlone & Roscommon Itinerary

6 days in Athlone & Roscommon Itinerary

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6 days in Athlone & Roscommon Itinerary

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

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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 Ship Cruises as well as Sean's Bar. Get out of town with these interesting Athlone side-trips: Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan), Kinvara Harbour (in Kinvara) and Costello Memorial Chapel (in Carrick-on-Shannon). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum and take in the exciting artwork at Church of Saints Peter & Paul.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Athlone visit planning tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Cork Airport. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car 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 ©
Sean's Bar ©
Sean's Bar
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

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Roscommon

Roscommon ©
Roscommon is the county town of County Roscommon in Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sacred Heart Church. On the 12th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Belleek Castle Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Admiral Brown Centre, then examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, then examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacred Heart Church. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Roscommon Castle, then walk around Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Arigna Mining Experience, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mel's Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Roscommon day trip planning tool .

Roscommon is very close to Athlone. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Roscommon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Foxford, Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, St Mel's Cathedral, Belleek Castle Museum, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Sacred Heart Church ©
Sacred Heart Church