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"Hello again" - a video stroll through Athlone town.

I lived here for a while about 15 years ago. At the time, I had mixed feelings about the place.
The things I liked were the history and location on the Shannon - however, I really abhorred the local people's careless attitude. I never saw a place with so much litter.
I was glad when passing thru recently to see it has tidied up its act.
Athlone could be one of the great towns of Ireland. It has the river, the castle, the lake, it is near Clonmacnoise ... it has it all!
If it was in England or Scotland it would be a mecca for tourists. In Ireland it is a forgotten child.
(As Athlone is a cross-border place it can be rated in either Roscommon or Westmeath.)

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