Cruises To Athlone

travel42AthloneYou won't have to look far to find Athlone's main attraction: Its castle—dating from the 1200s—squats alongside the River Shannon right in the middle of this Irish town 70 mi/115 km west of Dublin, guarding a strategic crossing. Although some Irish castles have a storybook look, Athlone is much more businesslike: It's a stout and sturdy place of battle. The most famous engagement fought there took place in 1690, when a Catholic army loyal to James II retreated to Athlone after being defeated at ...  Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe.  Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.


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