Peddler Mac’s Guide: Our Favourite Things To Do In Athlone


We cannot hide our love for Athlone here at Peddler Macs! Its vast history, beautiful scenery and love of culture is something we are very proud of and we want to share it with you. So, we have put together a list of our favourite things to do in Athlone because experiencing this unique and thriving town is a must whilst you tour along the river Shannon.

Upcoming Events in Athlone 

Damien Dempsey will be performing in Athlone on the 8th of April 2022! It may be a little while away but is guaranteed to be one hell of a show and gives you plenty of time to plan your stay.

A tasty staple here in Athlone town centre each Saturday, the Athlone Food & Village Market is a must visit. Sample local produce and treats not to be found anywhere else and truly immerse yourself in our culture.

Things to do in Athlone All Year Round

Athlone Castle

When looking for fun things to do in Athlone look no further than Athlone Castle. An integral part of our heritage and a must see for those who wish to immerse themselves in the many wonders of the Athlone arts & tourism scene. 

Viking Tours

Still wondering if there are things to see in Athlone, Ireland? Well, if the name hasn’t gotten you excited already then allow us to fan the flame! Take in our beautiful Athlone town from the water on a replica Viking ship and step back 1,200 years in time with the Vikings on board. Guaranteed fun for solo travellers, couples and families alike. 

Cycle the Old Rail Trail

What better way to take in the natural surroundings and experience Athlone than on the Old Rail Trail? One of our favourite spots, this peaceful and cultured trail tells stories of Athlone old and new and don’t worry we have lots of bike rentals here for you to choose from!

Adventure Athlone

For the more adventurous at heart, Adventure Athlone is a one stop shop for all activities from water skiing to hot air balloon rides. Don’t worry we’ll have a cocktail ready for you once the adventure is done!

We have named but a few of the amazing things to do in Athlone all year round, there really is an endless amount to choose from whether you wish to have a historic adventure, hit the Athlone shops, explore our rural treks and trails or simply enjoy good food and company, we have it all. And if you have the time, don’t forget to stop by and say hello to us here in Peddler Mac’s, a classical Irish Pub as rich in heritage as our beautiful Athlone town