Car Rental in Athlone
Irish Car Rentals offers cheap car hire service in Athlone town at the heart of Ireland.
Car rental includes unlimited mileage, 24 hour breakdown cover, theft protection Irish Car Rentals carry a full range of vehicles; Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Full-size, People carrier, SUV to suit your budget.
This thriving town is located at Ireland’s geographical, which makes it a convenient layover for tourists as well as a popular destination for meetings and conferences. Book a hire car in Athlone from Irish Car Rentals, and you’ll navigate the town centre and surrounding countryside with ease.
There is plenty to see and do in the town of Athlone. Its strategic position on the River Shannon made it an important stronghold in medieval times. A prominent stone Athlone castle was built here in the 13th century. Today, visitors enjoy state of the art audio-visual installations and 3D maps in the course of a visit.
Athlone CastleThe centrepiece of Athlone is the castle on the west bank of the River Shannon. The current structure dates to the early 13th century, though a heavy barrage of cannonballs unleashed by William of Orange reduced the original structure to rubble. It was renovated shortly after. Stop by the visitorâ€™s for the details of this and other sieges. Athlone castle is looking better than it has in a long time thanks to a much more recent remodelling campaign that finished in 2012.
Church of St Peter and PaulAcross from the castle is the much younger Church of St Peter and Paul. The faĂ§ade boasts two attractive towers, and the stained glass used throughout the structure is worth noting.
DĂşn na SĂ Heritage CentreThe best way to see this attraction is by hire car. Drive west of Athlone on the M6 for about 10 miles to a town called Moate. A rebuilt ring fort is located here, along with a genealogy centre and a folk park. If youâ€™re here on a Friday night during the summer, come by for a cultural performance in the evening.
Athlone rental location
Athloneâ€™s car hire depot is located west of the River Shannon among the townâ€™s major business parks.
Itâ€™s found in Monksland at the Motorpark, which is about a kilometre north of the M6 on Route 362.
From here, itâ€™s a short drive to hotels, restaurants and shops along the river.
Some visitors pick up their Irish Car Rentals hire car in Dublin or Galway and then drive to Athlone. Others prefer to connect by public transport and then rent a vehicle in the heart of Ireland. In either case, simply present your reservation to the staff on duty, and you’ll be behind the wheel of your vehicle in just a few minutes.
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