Wineport is located just a few kilometres from the bustling riverside town of Athlone, the largest town on the River Shannon. Athlone (in Irish Ath Luain or the ford of Luan ) is one of just 21 Irish Walled towns and is steeped in history. The town is home to several historical landmarks, most notably Athlone Castle which was built as a fortification in 1210 during the Anglo-Norman times.
Athlone today is a thriving town with lots of activities and amenities for families and different age groups and interests to enjoy. From shopping to boat-trips and water activities to breath-taking scenery to arts and theatre, traditional music and historic sites, Athlone has it all to offer.