Athlone, including the popular castle visitor centre will be one of the highlights on tonight’s RTÉ 1 travel show - Getaways.
Now in its third series the programme features holiday destinations in Ireland as well as those destinations with direct flights from Ireland. In each episode presenters Angela Scanlon and Joe Lindsay visit a foreign destination and also take a short getaway to an Irish town. Tonight’s local short breaks segment is about Athlone which is paired up with Majorca.
Joe Lindsay, who when not off on his travels, is a Belfast-based TV and radio presenter and broadcaster, explores in this episode Athlone Castle Visitor Centre. He learns all about the famous Siege of Athlone and has a bit of fun trying the giant arch and strolling around the outside and admiring the amazing views.
The Athlone episode of Getaways will be screened on RTÉ 1 tonight, Thursday January 29 at 7pm and is repeated on BBC 1 NI on Monday February 2 at 7.30pm.