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Athlone Car Parking Options

Plentiful parking makes getting around in Athlone even easier. Major businesses and hotels have their own dedicated parking facilities. In addition to this, drivers can often park on the street, making use of Ireland’s pay and display system. Private car parks – some of which are covered – are also available in several places.

When it comes to city-administered street parking, there are two options available. Areas categorised as Zone B is meant to accommodate long-term parking. They may be slightly less convenient for quick visits to a local shop or restaurant. However, the rates are more affordable even from the outset. The full day rate is just a bit more than twice the hourly rate for short-term spaces.

Zone A spaces are better for short-term stops. Parkers pay in 20-minute increments up until the first hour. After this, parking is subject to an hourly rate. Bear in mind that the short-term nature of these parking spaces is enforced, and cars should not be left in a Zone A space for more than two hours.

For those unfamiliar with the city-administered pay and display system, all qualifying parking zones will have machines in the area that accept cash and, in some cases, credit cards. You pay in advance for the amount of time that you plan to leave your vehicle, and the machine will give you a receipt that you display inside your car under the windscreen. Officials are on patrol to enforce parking compliance, and they generally allow a few minutes’ grace period so that drivers can purchase additional time. That being said, penalties are steep compared to the relatively low cost of parking. Q-Park offers car parking in the town centre, check their website for a full breakdown of parking prices and locations. QPark Athlone parking

There are plenty of private parking facilities in town as well. Shopping centres including Athlone Towncentre have plenty of affordable parking on hand. You’ll find these conveniently located around town.

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