Every city or town has a place that is completely different to the rest of it. It might be a green park in the middle of a bustling city of concrete, or maybe it’s just a narrow cobble street that is suddenly so empty unlike the busy avenue right next to it. But sometimes it is even deeper. It is a place that takes you a different dimension, a place that is a piece of heaven right in the heart of a town. You may walk past it thousands of times and never know it’s there until you just walk in and the life around you just stops. This is what it felt like to find this beautiful walk along the banks of Shannon, right in the middle of Athlone.