Athlone Bridge

Athlone Bridge

Athlone Bridge

 

Straight to the heart of Ireland. This week our photographic spot hunting leads us to the picturesque and historic town of Athlone, near the geographical centre of Ireland, known as the “gateway to the West”. The Shannon river splits this enchanting city in two, with most services and businesses on its eastern bank, while under the shadow of the medieval Castle, the western bank is rich of colourful houses, winding streets, antique shops, historic pubs and much more.

Location: Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland.

What to shoot: During my quick visit to this medieval town I found two mainly photographic subject: Athlone Castle and the view of Ss. Peter and Paul church across River Shannon.

Ideal time to shoot: At sunrise and sunset you will get the most out of this beautiful cityscape in terms of colours and details. The “blue hour” may add that special touch with city lights starting to beam.

Gear: Wide angle lenses to standard zooms.

How to get there: Athlone lies on the way that connect Dublin to Galway. It is possible to reach Athlone by car, train or bus in around 1 hour from Galway, or 1 hour and a half from Dublin.

Coordinates: 53°25′25″N 7°56′30″W

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16 thoughts on “Athlone Bridge

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  2. Gorgeous!!! And no pesky kayakers to disturb the calm water surface, haha. We hope you are well and happy there. Please let us know when you’re coming back through NYC, okay? 😀

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