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The River Shannon has historically divided the country of Ireland down the middle into east and west. The town of Athlone which is located on either side of the River Shannon was built on an important fording point, hence the Irish name Áth Lúain, meaning Luan’s Ford. Due to its strategic position and fordable crossing point, Athlone has drawn the attention of many powerful characters.