VIDEO: TV3's Alan Hughes enjoys Athlone attractions

Television personality Alan Hughes was in Athlone recently sampling a variety of local attractions for reports which have been airing on TV3's 'Ireland AM' this week. 

Alan interviewed a number of well-known locals for his reports including Helen Conneely of Celtic Roots in Ballinahown, Timmy Donovan of Sean's Bar, Michael McDonnell of Viking Tours, Richie O'Hara of Baysports and Eoin O'Neill, chef at the Hodson Bay Hotel. 

These three video clips are divided into themes, with the first focusing on cultural pursuits in Athlone. Alan visits Athlone Castle and the Luan Gallery before having lunch at the Wineport Lodge in Glasson. He then stops off in picturesque Ballinahown before calling to Sean's Bar where Timmy shows him how to pull the perfect pint:

The second video is about local activities and sees the presenter taking a viking boat tour to Hodson Bay. He then tries out some water activities at Baysports before taking a spin on the Athlone to Mullingar greenway:

The third video is on the theme of relaxation and Alan is given a cooking demonstration at the Hodson Bay Hotel, where he also receives a bamboo massage: