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Athlone and Nearby Lough Ree

Athlone is a medium-sized Irish town near the geographic center of the main island. Thus, its nickname of "the dead center of Ireland (emphasis on "dead")". Its primary culture was pub culture and agriculture, as the 4 lane highway's bridge over the River Shannon was frequented by many tractors. The town's core was the army barracks and the technical school. The technical school had a couple of large corporate sponsors which had facilities setup in the Athlone area.