Athlone Whiskey Tours
If you're in Athlone on a Friday or Saturday, put a pep in your step and sign up for the Whiskey Walking Tour (private tours also available for groups of 6+ any evening of the week). Once a busy hub of distilling (the earliest record can be traced as far back as 1740), Athlone's distilleries used to produce up to 50,000 gallons of whiskey per year.
The Walking Tour takes approximately 1.5 hours and outlines the history of the town's distilling tradition. Participants will also sample four local whiskeys (two of which come with handcrafted local chocolate pairings, courtesy of Kilbeggan Handmade Chocolate company). We're drooling just writing about it!