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Local Attractions

Athlone is a vibrant and flourishing town with a large number of interesting tourist attractions plus activities that suits everyone of all ages. This town is known as a “gateway to the west”, located on the River Shannon, which makes it a popular destination for boating, cruising and fishing trips.

At Great National Creggan Court Hotel, our experienced and dedicated staff will be delighted to assist you in planning your day out around Athlone town plus the neighbouring areas.

See a list of the following local attractions and activities below.
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Athlone Regional Sports Centre
Athlone Regional Sports Centre
A state of the art health, sports & fitness facilities, located only 5 minutes drive from the hotel.
Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum
Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum
This museum is well hidden in the stunning land of lakes and rivers. Be entertained, fascinated and educated.
Athlone Castle
Athlone Castle
Experience and discover an enchanted journey through the historic Athlone Castle on the banks of the River Shannon.
Glendeer Pet Farm
Glendeer Pet Farm
Experience petting and feeding the animals. Enjoy the peaceful nature walk.
Clonmacnoise
Clonmacnoise
Includes ruins of a cathedral, seven churches, two round towers, three high crosses and biggest collection of Early Christian graveslabs.
Kilbeggan Distillery
Kilbeggan Distillery
Discover and savour the finest Irish whiskey in Ireland’s oldest licensed distillery dating back to 1757.
Baysports
Baysports
Baysports is Ireland’s largest inflatable waterpark, located on Hodson Bay, in Athlone town.
Dun na Si Amenity and Heritage Park
Dun na Si Amenity and Heritage Park
Enjoy a walk through the stunning planted parklands and a wetland reserve which is home to native wildlife species.
Viking Ship Cruises
Viking Ship Cruises
You can either cruise along the magnificent Lough Ree or voyage to the famous monastic settlement at Clonmacnoise.
Romaris Motor Yacht
Romaris Motor Yacht
Sightseeing tours, picnic and dining river trips, birthday trips, corporate events tour and private boat tours.
Mount Temple Golf and Country Club
Mount Temple Golf and Country Club
Traditional 18-hole Irish Championship golf course, which is renowned for its stunning large green parklands.
Athlone Golf Club
Athlone Golf Club
Come and play on the 18-hole golf course at Athlone Golf Club along the spectacular views of Hodson Bay.
Jump 4 Joy
Jump 4 Joy
This adventure centre is a fun, entertaining place for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy.