Athlone's great halfway house

Athlone may not be the first port of call for intrepid foodies, but it does mark the halfway point for several major journeys.

23rd April, 2005

Athlone may not be the first port of call for intrepid foodies, but it does mark the halfway point for several major journeys. As recently discovered, the Wineport is well worth a look-in for fine dining. The Olive Grove is an obvious stop-off for lunch.

I was with my scriptwriter friend on an escape from the capital, and we found ourselves in Sean's Bar, which claims to be Ireland's oldest. The bar backs onto the...

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