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Church of Saints Peter & Paul - Things to Know Before Visiting

Barrack St, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

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About Church of Saints Peter & Paul

The Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Athlone is a Roman Catholic parish church situated in the town of Athlone, County Westmeath. The church was constructed between 1932–39, and stands on the banks of the River Shannon.It is notable for its stained glass windows, produced in the Harry Clarke workshop by Richard King.


Attractions Near Church of Saints Peter & Paul

Luan Gallery
Luan Gallery0.05km from Church of Saints Peter & Paul
Sean's Bar
Sean's Bar0.15km from Church of Saints Peter & Paul

This is a traditional Irish pub located in the heart of Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Sean's Bar has a rich history and is officially Ireland's oldest pub. It is notable for its reputed establishment in 900AD, and claim to being the oldest extant bar in both Ireland and Europe. Other architectural and archaeological records, including the Record of Monuments and Places and the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, date the building to the 17th or 18th century.

The Laser and Skin Clinic - Athlone
The Laser and Skin Clinic - Athlone0.56km from Church of Saints Peter & Paul

The Athlone to Mullingar Cycleway is a long-distance cycling and walking trail in County Westmeath, which forms a section of the Dublin-Galway Greenway. It is a 42 kilometres long rail-trail over the disused Athlone-Mullingar rail line beginning in Athlone and ending in Mullingar. The route was originally opened c. 1850 as a railway line by the Midland Great Western Railway and was the first to reach Athlone from Dublin.

Killinure Lough
Killinure Lough4.1km from Church of Saints Peter & Paul

Killinure Lough is a lake in County Westmeath, Ireland, which feeds into Lough Ree on the Shannon. The lough is a brown trout and eel fishery. It is also one of the beautiful picnic location in this area and there are also so many things to see and do here.

Meehambee Dolmen
Meehambee Dolmen5.22km from Church of Saints Peter & Paul

The Meehambee Dolmen is a megalithic portal tomb dating from about 3500 BC located in County Roscommon, Ireland. Dating back to about 3500 B.C., it will impress you with its size and picturesque setting on the edge of the forest. The capstone is estimated to weigh twenty-four tonnes. The portal stone supporting the back of the capstone has collapsed, allowing the capstone to slide backwards out of position, causing the doorstone to collapse also. The capstone now rests at a 45-degree angle.

Moydrum Castle
Moydrum Castle5.34km from Church of Saints Peter & Paul

This is a ruined castle located near the village of Moydrum not far from the town of Athlone in County Westmeath. Built around the 1810s by architect Richard Morrisson, the building is a fine example of Gothic and Renaissance style. An iconic location for a short visit and there are so many things to see and do in and around this castle.

Where is Church of Saints Peter & Paul

Discover More Attractions in Westmeath, Where Church of Saints Peter & Paul Is Located

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County Westmeath is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the Midlands Region. It originally formed part of the historic Kingdom of Meath. There are so many things to see and do here and also it is famous for its natural beauty.

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