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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.
Seew location map below.
GPS Coordinates: Latitude 53.4231032, Longitude -7.942819699999973