Athlone is located in the centre of Ireland and is very easily accessed from every part of the country. Athlone Castle Visitor Centre sits on the banks of the mystical River Shannon in the heart of Athlone.
Driving directions to Athlone
Athlone is on the M6 motorway which runs (together with the M4) from Dublin to Galway. Athlone is only 1 hour and 20 minutes drive from Dublin airport, and Galway is just an hour away.
The most direct exit is Exit 11 for the town centre, and continue toward Northgate Street, take a right at the traffic lights and cross the bridge, you can’t miss the Castle.
The town is serviced by an excellent rail line that connects Dublin to Galway and Westport.
The train station is on the north side of the centre on Southern Station Rd., located about 1 km (0.6 miles) from Athlone Castle. For train times, visit the Irish Rail website.
The Bus Éireann station is at the train station.
Timetables and fares can be found on the website.