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Place:
ATHLONE

Significance:
Second most populated city in the Midlands, the place where the artisans from Clonmacnoise moved their shops as the political center of the area moved from the monastery to this growing trade center

Pilgrimage Context:
Day 4, evening lodging

Pilgrimage Includes:
private coach, opportunity for pre-arranged dinner for purchase and night life. Time to purchase snacks, breakfast and lunch food for days in Glendalough.

Location:
Centrally located in the Ireland, 30 min drive from Clonmacnoise, built upon the Shannon River in County Westmeath.

Celtic Saints Association:
none, the city grew and gained prominence after the Age of the Saints

Tourist Amenities:
• Live Irish music
• Theaters
• Variety of Ethnic restaurants
• Grocery stores
• Shopping

Historical Monuments, Museums:
• Athlone Castle
• Oldest Pub in Europe, Sean’s Bar – Athlone Ireland-900 AD.
• Museum of Modern Art

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